Virginia Zaharieva is an artist, writer and body psychotherapist. She lives in Sofia, Bulgaria. She has more than 15 years of experience in Body Psychotherapy. Virginia Zaharieva has a private practice for individuals and groups, providing trainings, lectures and supervision. In her practice she integrates body-psychotherapy (Neo Reichian analysis), Zen practices and spirituality. She made workshops and lectures in Cambridge, Frankfurt, Tel Aviv, Paris, Vienna, Lisbon and Paris.
Virginia is the director of the Bulgarian Institute for Body Psychotherapy, where she teaches Psychology of the Creative Process, Interpersonal Communications and Bioenergetic Breathing.
She is a member of EABP (European Asociation for Body Psychotherapy).
Literary critics have labelled her a brilliant representative of Bulgarian écriture féminine. Her novel Nine Rabbits is among the most important Bulgarian books to appear over the past two decades.
The book is translated in English and published in England (Istrossbooks, 2012) and USA (Black balloon, 2014)
Virginia has more than 30 years of experience in all genres of journalism.
Virginia is a founder of the Bulgarian branch of Radio France International in Sofia 1995.
At the end of the 1990s she became editor-in-chief of P.S. – the first gender magazine in Bulgaria.
Writing, capturing sounds, researching the psyche, creating performances, installations and documentary films– these are all part of her activities. She created an ambient project – entitled Bulgarian Natural Sounds – it became an emblem of Bulgaria.
In all of her literary and civic endeavours over the years, Virginia Zaharieva has been working to help the female voice be heard. Her hobbies are design, walking in the mountain, calligraphy and sitting in silence.
She adores Baron Munchausen, especially his ability to pull himself out of the water by his hair. She is a mother of a son.