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Originally posted on Inside Awareness.com:
A conceptual framework of Dr. Rosenberg’s, Nonviolent Communication is based upon understanding what he describes as ‘Partnership and Domination Paradigms.‘ Ideally with knowledge and practice of nonviolent communication participants will move towards integrating the values of Partnership paradigms into their relationships.
Domination is life alienating is dualistic thinking with power over, power under relationships. It is hierarchical head-based thinking and depends upon win/lose or lose/lose experiences.
Partnership is life enhancing and creates holistic relationships of power with. Is is hierarchical based on function, heart-based on compassion and depends upon a win/win experience.