Introduction to video interaction guidance (VIG)

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Example of online VIG with mother and 9 month old, starting at 9 minutes 10 seconds

A different perspective

The New Psychotherapist – May 2020 

Using video interaction guidance with new parents and their babies,

Therapeutic use of video interaction guidance with parents suffering from mild to moderate depression and anxiety

When the outdoors meets technology

Horizons – Apr 2020 

Video interaction guidance in an outdoor learning centre (with Nathaniel Spring)

Professional development in outdoor learning using Video interaction guidance in an outdoor learning centre – a 6 step model, and case study of father and teenage son

Training Peer Supporters in Video Interaction Guidance (with Faye Cox)

International Journal of Birth and Parenting Education vol 06 issue 1 – Oct 2019

Describes the training of volunteers and peer supporters at Parents1st and a case study of VIG with mother and 6 week old baby

Video Interaction Guidance and the Family Courts (with Rebecca Carr-Hopkins)

Seen and Heard Journal NAGALRO The Professional Association for Children’s Guardians, Family Court Advisers and Independent Social Workers – Jul 2019

In this article we describe Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) and its method, illustrated by case studies. We discuss its potential use by the family courts and reflect on some of the challenges we have encountered and suggest how these might be resolved.

Weaving the Cradle

Jessica Kingsley Publishers Singing Dragon – Jun 2017

Facilitating Groups to Promote Attunement and Bonding between Parents, Their Babies and Toddlers, editor Monika Celebi

Groups for parents, babies and toddlers, spanning the 1001 critical days from late pregnancy up to age two, are an effective way of supporting expectant and new parents by helping them to become more attuned, sensitive and empathic toward their child. Contributors to Weaving the Cradle bring together a range of theoretical perspectives to demonstrate different ways to facilitate groups that combine mindfulness and psychological insight to promote bonding, attunement and mind mindedness. Case examples show a range of techniques that can be used, including baby massage, movement therapy, Video Interaction Guidance, Watch Wait Wonder and psychotherapeutic interventions. From an in-patient mother-baby unit, community and health centers in the UK, to international examples in Greece, Kenya and New Zealand, the book covers antenatal groups through to groups for parents with two-year-olds. Chapters illustrate practical and clinical aspects of running groups, associated challenges and highlight the benefits of collaboration between different professionals.

Baby Watching: Facilitating Parent-Infant Interaction Groups

Journal of Health Visiting Jul 2014

Baby Watching groups aim to increase parental sensitive care-giving and encourage mind-mindedness towards babies. In this article, clinical vignettes demonstrate the concept of bodily mentalisation and illustrate
the combined use of Watch, Wait and Wonder and Video Interaction Guidance in parent–infant groups. Seeing positive visual images of themselves and experiencing multiple benign relationships in the Baby Watching group can empower parents to become more attuned to their babies.


How video interaction guidance can promote attuned parenting

Journal of Health Visiting Feb 2014

This article gives an overview of video interaction guidance (VIG) and how it is especially suited to working with parents and infants in the perinatal period. VIG is an evidence-based short-term intervention, based on theories of intersubjectivity. It combines the positive feedback from a benign visual image with an attuned relationship with the professional; this encourages parental attunement and sensitive responsiveness. 

Parental Anxiety in the Perinatal Period

Journal of Health Visiting Nov 2014

During the early months and years of a baby’s life, it is not unusual for parents to experience anxiety to some extent. Anxiety may inhibit parents’ ability to fully bond with their baby and respond appropriately to his or her needs. This article explores the link between reducing parental anxiety and increasing sensitive, empathetic care giving. It looks at methods such as talking therapies, video interaction guidance and baby massage, which can help parents increase their sensitive responsiveness towards their baby.