One of the underpinning values of BCA is equality of personhood and a coming together in a spirit of learning and enquiry, supporting each other to take risks. The actual method and framework used is that of Co-operative Inquiry, developed by John Heron, and later by Peter Reason.

Other works underpinning our method are also given below:

Block, Peter.  (2002)  The Answer to How is Yes: acting on what matters.  US: Berrett-Koehler

Hanh, Thich Nhat.  (1993).  Present Moment, Wonderful Moment.  UK: Rider, Ebury Press

Heron, J.  (1996)  Co-operative Inquiry: Research into the Human Condition.  UK: Sage

Langer, E.  (1998)  The Power of Mindful Learning.  US: Perseus Publishing

Rogers, N.  (2001)  ‘Person-centred Expressive Arts Therapy: a path to wholeness’ in Approaches to Art Therapy: theory and technique. (2nd edition)  US: Brunner-Routledge

Peck, M. Scott  (1987)  The Different Drum: the creation of true community – the first step to world peace.  UK: Arrow Books, Random Century Group

Rico, Gabriele Lusser  (1983)  Writing the Natural Way:using right-brain techniques to release your expressive powers.  US:  Tarcher/Putnam New York

Anderson, Jill, Lloyd-Lawrence, Kitty and Flint, Hilda.  (2006).  ‘Building Community through Arts (BCA): cooperative inquiry using arts media with people with dementia.’ In  Miesen, Bère M.L. and Jones, Gemma M.M.  (2006)  Care-Giving in Dementia: research and applications.  Vol 4.  UK: Routledge