The following quotations are from: Bridges, L. (2006). Application of dance/movement therapy principles to nursing care for people with a dementia: a non-verbal approach. In L. Bridges. & C. Le Navenec, (Eds.), Creating connections between nursing care and the creative arts therapies, expanding the concept of holistic care (pp. 305-329). , IL: Charles C. Thomas.
Susan Sandel and M. Kelleher in Waiting at the Gate: Creativity and Hope in the Nursing Home: "Movement activites are not the goal of the group experience, but rather the tool for creating a therapeutic environment. (Sandel & Kelleher, 1987, p.27).”
“Dance/movement therapy’s basic premise is that ‘body movement reflects inner emotional states and that changes in movement behavior can lead to changes in the psyche, thus promoting health and growth’" Fran Levy in Dance/Movement Therapy: A Healing Art.1988, p. 1).