Samuel Waumsley M.A.
Clinical psychologist in central Cape Town
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Four Reasons Why You Shouldn't Ignore or Punish Toddler Tantrums

Popular parenting wisdom advises dealing with toddler tantrums in one of two ways. Ignore the 'attention seeking behaviour' and reward the toddler when they are good, or discipline the toddler by punishing them through exclusion. The naughty step and time out are commonplace in millions of homes around the world.

Depression of fathers and their daughters linked, survey finds

Study of 3,176 UK families finds raised risk of 18-year-olds with depression if their fathers had similar feelings after their birth

Video chats with your doctor becoming a reality

In the US, telemedicine - the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients - is playing an ever-expanding role in the healthcare landscape. According to a Health24 article, telemedicine - the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients - has obvious benefits for a country like South Africa, where resources (both human and infrastructural) are hard-pressed.

Please stop telling me to leave my comfort zone

Our comfort zones are there to protect us, even if productivity specialists say otherwise

Can online treatment replace your therapist?

Many barriers can keep people from psychotherapy, such as cost or the availability of a qualified health provider. As reported in a Health24 article, with the world of technology fast evolving, more and more people are seeking help on the internet, in the form of online therapy.

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The Myth of Sisyphus

The Myth of Sisyphus ( French: Le Mythe de Sisyphe) is a 1942 philosophical essay by Albert Camus. The English translation by Justin O'Brien was first published in 1955. Influenced by philosophers such as Søren Kierkegaard, Arthur Schopenhauer, and Friedrich Nietzsche, Camus introduces his philosophy of the absurd, that life is inherently devoid of meaning and consequently absurd, but humans will nevertheless forever search for meaning.

Cosmos: The Story of Cosmic Evolution, Science and Civilisation

Spacecraft missions to nearby planets* The Library of ancient Alexandria* The human brain* Egyptian hieroglyphics* The origin of life* The death of the sun* The evolution of galaxies* The origins of matter, suns and worldsThe story of fifteen billion years of cosmic evolution transforming matte...

A Dictionary of Symbols

A rose is not only a rose is not only a rose Ponad dekadę temu bez opamiętania lataliśmy całą watahą dzieciaków po okolicznych blokach, spisując pracowicie kopiując do kajecików zagadkowe zdania oraz niezwykłe wizerunki: Punx not dead, umieszczony zaraz obok Skins not dead, Trust no one (pod rysunkiem dość przerażającego kosmity), anarchie, celtyki i inne frapujące bazgroły, produkowane przez naszych nieco bardziej posuniętych w latach kolegów.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche: 9780679601753 | Books

Friedrich Nietzsche's most accessible and influential philosophical work, misquoted, misrepresented, brilliantly original and enormously influential, Thus Spoke Zarathustra is translated from the German...

Individual Psychotherapy as Treatment of Choice: Preliminary Findings from the UCT Child Guidance Clinic - Samuel Waumsley, Sally Swartz, 2011

Individual psychotherapeutic interventions conducted at the University of Cape Town Child Guidance Clinic (CGC) between 2000 and 2009 were investigated quantita...

The Naked Ape

FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY EDITION - WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR Here is the Naked Ape at his most primal - in love, at work, at war. Meet man as he really is: relative to the apes, stripped of his veneer as we see him courting, making love, sleeping, socialising, grooming, playing.

The River of Consciousness

"Why is it that of every hundred gifted young musicians who study at Juilliard or every hundred brilliant young scientists who go to work in major labs under illustrious mentors, only a handful will write memorable musical compositions or make scientific discoveries of major importance?


" What is happiness if not the simple agreement between a man and the existence he leads?" --- Albert Camus, The Desert (in Wedding, 1938)