Hello, I am Emiliya Tsaneva, the founder of Healthy Story Project. My biggest passion is psychotherapy, followed by travelling, writing, giving workshops, learning and speaking foreign languages, as well as taking care of the environment, animals and people. I love dancing, ice-skating, rollerblading, reading books, swimming, having a walk in nature or just sitting and listening to the sound of water. I am Bulgarian, currently living in Sofia. Besides Bulgaria, I have lived in different other countries – Austria, Turkey and Ireland, which helped me get to know other cultures better, feel them closer and also taught me to cherish and love Bulgaria more.

I graduated from the foreign language high school in my hometown Veliko Tarnovo with German and French. After a lot of effort I completed my bachelor degree in Arabic Studies in Sofia University, one semester of which I studied in the University of Vienna, Austria. Then I followed another passion of mine graduating as a yoga teacher from the National Sports Academy in Sofia. After that I completed my masters in Psychology in the University of Veliko Tarnovo, two semesters of which I was lucky to study in Ege University in Izmir, Turkey. I graduated with the presentation of my master thesis “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Bulimia”. Meanwhile another dream of mine came true – I went to Ireland and I had an internship in group psychotherapy in the „Life Change Health Institute” there.

From May 2016 until September 2019 I have been facilitating online support groups for people with eating disorders, as part of the Eating Disorders Association of Ireland “Bodywhys”. In 2016 I moved back to Bulgaria and started studying in the Gestalt psychotherapy institute in Sofia, from which I graduated in 2020 with the presentation of my thesis “Working with clients with depression”. I am a member of the Bulgarian Association for Gestalt Therapy. In 2022 I took an extra course in working with trauma and addiction with the American Gestalt psychotherapist Rafael Cortina/”In-sight Therapy Group”. Careerwise, I work with people individually, I give workshops, I write articles and make videos for Healthy Story and besides all of this I have experience in working with corporations as a team leader and trainer as well.
I have been through a lot in my life so far, which gave me a lot of experience and opportunities to try out myself the methodology I am now using in my therapeutic work with people. I am not perfect and this is definitely not a goal of mine. I believe that there is always something more to learn and I find this beautiful. I enjoy the person I am at the moment and at the same time I welcome the opportunity to keep growing as a person.

A big thank you to all my former and current teachers and mentors, who were and still are there for me throughout this journey!

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