Thomas Harms lives and works in Bremen, Germany and has been working in the field of body psychotherapy for over 25 years with adults, couples and infants. He founded, with his wife Karin Meyer-Harms, an outpatient clinic,the Centre for Primary Prevention and Body Psychotherapy (ZePP) and in 1993 the Crybaby Clinic in Berlin.
This was first cry outpatient clinic for parents with excessively crying babies. From this work he developed his approach which he terms “Emotional First Aid” which is a body-psychotherapeutic model of acute intervention that he teaches in Germany and across Europe.
His main focus is on working with regulatory and attachment dysfunction in the first year of life caused by trauma and also working with adults with traumatic early attachment and developmental experiences.