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As featured in
I am a regular contributor to the Financial Times on psychological issues in business. I also frequently contribute features and articles for TV, radio and other printed media. Some of my articles are reproduced below.
Articles & Broadcasts
Fusion and Confusion
Naomi discussed what she has learned from 'marrying out' -
Originally broadcast on Wednesday 2 March 2012 at 8.45pm on BBC Radio 4.
Repeated 3 September 2013
Free the Body and Heal the Mind -
The Alexander Technique in Psychotherapy
How the Alexander Technique helps to balance the mind and emotions through developing co-
First Person Profile
THE GUARDIAN 15 DECEMBER 2007
Naomi Shragai’s Jewish father survived Auschwitz, he was there at the birth of Israel, then emigrated to live the American Dream. So how did he end up dropping out and dressing up as Santa?
Is Your Diet Ruining Your Relationship
THE TIMES 16 FEBRUARY 2008
How bulimia and other eating disorders make intimacy an impossibility.
Lost in Man Space
THE TIMES 28 JULY 2007
How a love of logging on can damage your love life.
When the Magic of Motherhood is Missing
FINANCIAL TIMES 01 MARCH 2008
How the infant/mother relationship has lasting effects on the child’s development.
Love isn’t a Games of Two Halves
THE TIMES 12 MAY 2007
Stuff the FA Cup. A psychotherapist knows what the score is in her relationship.
BBC Radio 4 Extra : Sunday 30 March
1970s USA rediscovered through lost recordings of Alistair Cooke’s Letter from America.
Naomi offers her reflections and personal experience of the time, with Paddy O’Connell, Dominic Sandbrook and Alvin Hall.
FINANCIAL TIMES 14 DECEMBER 2016
How unresolved family disputes and individuals’ unconscious motivations can wreak havoc in family businesses.
FINANCIAL TIMES 12 AUGUST 2013
Why the prospect of difficult conversations with colleagues is so stressful for for many executives.
FINANCIAL TIMES 15 APRIL 2013
The challenges facing men in juggling the demands of work and family.
FINANCIAL TIMES 01 JULY 2013
The problem of failing to delegate work because of personal fears and how this can undermine the success of the business and the individual.
FINANCIAL TIMES 4 SEPTEMBER 2013
How behind some people’s mask of competency and control is a paralysing anxiety that they are incapable of doing their job and fear of being found out.
FINANCIAL TIMES 4 DECEMBER 2013
How the drive for perfection in business is ultimately damaging to the organisation and staff.
FINANCIAL TIMES 28 OCTOBER 2013
How a little bit of narcissism in a manager can be an asset to a business, but at the extreme end of the spectrum it can cause immeasurable damage.
FINANCIAL TIMES 15 JANUARY 2014
Workers in the sector should recognise how feelings can influence their decisions.
FINANCIAL TIMES 5 MARCH 2014
How and why executives can become an emotional dumping ground for people’s unresolved feelings and desires.
This is a review of the recently published book Mental Illness at Work by Mary-
FINANCIAL TIMES 16 APRIL 2014
How and why we might feel envious of colleagues in the workplace, how it can be damaging to business if not managed, but can be used for positive change.
Why failing to act because of a fear of conflict can cause serious problems in businesses; and how unexpressed resentments lead to personal stress and depression for managers and their staff.
When a healthy dose of suspicion becomes a destructive extreme of paranoia in business it can create a climate of fear and blame that is bad for individuals and the organisation.
Travelling for work is an increasingly important aspect of the global economy, but what effects can it have on close relationships?
How psychological manoeuvres to avoid or cope with work stresses can be harmful to individuals and organisations.
Understanding greed in business and how to manage the tipping point between a healthy desire to accumulate money and destructive greed.
Bloated and Shrunken Egos Both Prove Bad for Business
FINANCIAL TIMES 8 DECEMBER 2014
How being a poor judge of our own skills and achievements can create problems for ourselves and the organisations in which we work.
FINANCIAL TIMES 06 JULY 2015
Why Building Psychological Walls has become a Key Skill at Work
FINANCIAL TIMES 29 APRIL 2015
How the trend towards open plan working with fewer physical barriers increases the need to strengthen psychological barriers.
FINANCIAL TIMES 21 APRIL 2016
How personal conflicts at work can be resolved by understanding why the relationship is fraught and one’s own role in this.
FINANCIAL TIMES 9 JUNE 2016
How businesses can understand the unique ways of thinking of highly creative people in order to get the best out of them.
FINANCIAL TIMES 26 JULY 2016
How to avoid idealising managers or craving the the worship of underlings.
FINANCIAL TIMES 27 SEPTEMBER 2016
How to balance study, work and family on what some call the ‘divorce course’.
FINANCIAL TIMES 21 SEPTEMBER 2017
In this article about Swiss Life Group CEO Patrick Frost by Ralph Atkins, I contribute advice about the challenges of returning to work after serious illness.
Have You Got the Right Personality for the Gig Economy?
FINANCIAL TIMES 02 MAY 2017
Many people are ill-
How the Children of Working Parents Can Thrive
FINANCIAL TIMES 16 MAY 2017
How working parents can help their children form secure attachments and how employers could do more to help.
THE POSSIBLE AUGUST 2017
We are all taught to believe in the power of collaboration, but what really drives the relationships that create our built environment?
FINANCIAL TIMES 05 DECEMBER 2017
In this article, I look at some examples of people who have suffered trauma and and examine how it affects their working life