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Online Lecture: Monika Celebi

A Friendly Mirror - Reaching out to support parents and babies using Video Interaction Guidance (VIG).

Time & Date:
25th June 2021

via Zoom


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Monika will talk about her experience of conducting Video Interaction Guidance face to face and online with parents and babies. She will share some of the basic principles of attunement and guidance, and aspects of the six-step VIG process. Video excerpts from her clinical work will convey how VIG can support parents to look at themselves from the outside with a benign lens. Monika will show how we can help parents identify misconceptions such as ghosts in the nursery and encourage the transformative process of becoming a good enough parent. She will encourage us to think of ways to activate the Social Engagement System to support families, who may struggle with isolation, anxiety and depression.

Monika will address some of the obstacles parents, babies and early years practitioners faced under the restrictions of Covid 19. She will also reflect on her experience of training whole teams in VIG to embed the method within organisations.  


Monika Celebi is a National VIG supervisor and trainer, parent infant psychotherapist and movement therapist with over 30 years of clinical experience. She specializes in the perinatal period and working with families on the edge of care. Her approach is holistic combining a deep awareness of non- verbal communication with reflective curiosity. She has been involved in establishing VIG within many different organisations.

Monika is the co-founder of Babies1st, a non-profit organisation supporting families in the perinatal period using VIG and Watch Wait Wonder with individual families and with groups. Prior to training as psychotherapist, Monika worked as the manager of the first refuge for women and children escaping from domestic violence in Haifa and as movement therapist in psychiatric institutions in Austria, Israel and the UK. 

Monika has lectured and published widely on the subject of perinatal interventions, conveying her vision, enthusiasm and determination to improve the well-being of families with babies and young children. She has edited ‘Weaving the Cradle - Facilitating Groups to Promote Attunement and Bonding between Parents, Their Babies and Toddlers’, with contributions from 31 group practitioners. She prides herself on the use of accessible language to reach parents and professionals alike. Monika provides training in video interaction guidance (VIG) and in facilitating parent baby groups both nationally and internationally.


OXPIP Lectures are for professionals working with parents and infants

Please Note: This lecture will not be recorded.


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Please note, our ticket prices have been reviewed as of 1st April 2021

  • Tickets: £30
  • We offer a reduced concession for students/low wage of £20

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