Dr. Laura Widyanto
My academic background includes a Doctor in Behavioural Psychology from Nottingham Trent University. My work has been published in peer-reviewed journals as well as book chapters (a list of which can be found here-link). I gained my B.Sc. of Applied Psychology from Cardiff University in the UK. I am a certified hypnotherapist with Holistic Healing Hypnosis, and I am working on a diploma in Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from the Institute of Counselling.
I have an extensive background in health promotion and disease prevention, having worked in Public Health for the NHS and a number of local government agencies in the UK. My work was focused on engagement and advocacy, working within the areas of Domestic Violence, Maternal Health, and Smoking & Alcohol Cessation. I specialised in Public Health intelligence and data analytics, managing the analytics team at the Royal Free London NHS Trust.
I lived and worked in the UK for 23 years before moving back to Bali. A big part of my life is now spent at Maja Healing in Umalas, where I now practice as a hypnotherapist and Shadow Work Therapist. I am also a co-Director of Digital Alchemy; a small, boutique digital agency based in London and Bali where I lead on the research, data analytics and visualisation projects. In my spare time, you will find me planning my next elaborate prank on my husband (the last one involved a cat and an umbrella!), or hunting dragons with my 9-year old daughter.