This article highlights the importance of partnership with oneself in partnership work. Recognizing that partnership is both a process and a practice, the authors bring attention to the role of one’s relationship with self in the partnership model. Ways in which domination thinking becomes internalized and how it functions in our own inner lives is demonstrated. Through a close examination of seven key ways to cultivate a relationship of respect, peace, care, and compassion with self, the authors offer a simple tool to support the practice of partnership values from the inside out.
partnership; domination; relationship with self; internalizing partnership principles; self-care.
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Carter, Susan and Saltee, Sara
"The Inner Work of Partnership: Tools for Making the Personal Shift from Domination to Partnership,"
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