Los Angeles, 2007 - Present
Foreign Exchanges is a public initiative Cypis began in 2007, to build creative engagement across personal and cultural differences, transforming conflict to generative relationships. FE offers mediation, training, and coaching for individuals and groups combining tools of social engagement, context analysis, self-knowledge, and empathy.
Communication skills from mediation
Perceptual skills from aesthetics
Sensorial skills from the somatic arts
The underlying belief of Foreign Exchanges is that conflict is human, essential, and can positively transform relationships. When you move beyond the fear, anger, and hurt inherent in conflict, you see the details and the larger picture, enabling you to form a stronger, more connected relationship after engaging with conflict than before.