Dr Sasha Lynn

Sasha Lynn

Clinical Psychologist

Think of me as your regular Dr. Phil. Only with hair. And a potty mouth. Minus the Texan Drawl, trophy wife and multi-million dollar empire. So, nothing like Dr. Phil at all really.....
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Articles by Sasha

School stress Families

Dealing with exam stress

We look at one thing that can help kids cope with exams: resilience. What is it though and how can you build resilience in your children? Read on to… read more

Sasha Lynn
Sasha Lynn 29 Aug 17 Raising children
Diary for new year Healthier

How useful are New Year's resolutions to generate real change?

It seems customary to ring in the New Year with a new resolution, but does it actually help us? We take a look at the age old tradition of New Year’s… read more

Sasha Lynn
Sasha Lynn 13 Feb 17 Wellness
mum with son walking Families

When your child is the bully

Your child’s a bully… It’s heartbreaking and soul crushing, hurtful and damaging. It impacts everyone who is touched by it. It’s also something you… read more

Sasha Lynn
Sasha Lynn 17 Jan 17 Raising children
Family spending time together - Blue Room - Bupa Families

Family time: clocking up the benefits

Most of us know the value of spending time with the family, but sometimes it can feel impossible to find the time to connect with one another. We… read more

Sasha Lynn
Sasha Lynn 19 Dec 16 Raising children
Mother and daughter holding hands - Blue Room - Bupa Families

How families can stay connected as the kids get older

Trying to find family time when we’re all so busy can be tricky. Here are some tips on how to connect with your teens, even when they might pretend… read more

Sasha Lynn
Sasha Lynn 19 Dec 16 Raising children
Kids playing string games Families

Playing games with kids: why it's more than just a bit of fun

While some parents may dismiss games as a bit of a time waster or just for fun, games can actually provide much more for a child’s development. Not… read more

Sasha Lynn
Sasha Lynn 19 Dec 16 Raising children
Happy family Families

5 steps to build a healthy relationship with your kids

Building healthy relationships with your kids is important but how much time do you need to spend together to build these strong connections?

Sasha Lynn
Sasha Lynn 16 Dec 16 Raising children
Sad woman at the beach Healthier

Advice for coping with grief

Unfortunately grief is something almost everyone will experience at some point in their lives. Psychologist Dr Sasha Lynn offers some tips to help… read more

Sasha Lynn
Sasha Lynn 15 Dec 16 Mental Health
Sad girl Families

Helping kids cope with grief

Grief can be extremely difficult for adults, but even more so for children. Psychologist Dr Sasha Lynn offers 6 tips for adults who are trying to… read more

Sasha Lynn
Sasha Lynn 15 Dec 16 Raising children
Woman decorating for Christmas Healthier

Surviving the first Christmas without a loved one

For people who have experienced the loss of a loved one, Christmas can be a really challenging time. Psychologist Dr Sasha Lynn shares her story and… read more

Sasha Lynn
Sasha Lynn 14 Dec 16 Mental Health
Rachel Devine and her daughter - Within the Keep - Bupa Blue rom Families

The power of words: talking to keep our tweens strong

While sticks and stones may break our bones, words can also cause emotional damage. But words can also uplift us, empower us, and shape how we see… read more

Sasha Lynn
Sasha Lynn 06 Dec 16 Raising children
tween lying on her bed Families

Building self-confidence for tweens

The tweens can be a confusing time. Not quite a teen, not really a child - there’s a lot happening. One thing that can help kids navigate the bridge… read more

Sasha Lynn
Sasha Lynn 04 Dec 16 Raising children
pregnant couple holding onto belly Families

Quick ways to check in on your emotional health during pregnancy

When we think of pregnancy, we think of the physical changes that occur, and we go for regular medical check-ups. But what about the changes that can… read more

Sasha Lynn
Sasha Lynn 17 Nov 16 Pregnancy
Dad having fun at Christmas with son Healthier

Staying sane this silly season

We all want Christmas to be perfect, but it shouldn’t be at the expense of our mental health! Psychologist Dr. Sasha Lynn looks at how we can get the… read more

Sasha Lynn
Sasha Lynn 17 Nov 16 Mental Health
Bupa Blue Room sad couple cuddling Healthier

Supporting a grieving loved one at Christmas

Christmas can be a vulnerable time for someone coping with grief and bereavement. Psychologist Dr. Sasha Lynn looks at how we can support loved ones… read more

Sasha Lynn
Sasha Lynn 16 Nov 16 Mental Health
Pregnant woman with family Families

Looking after your emotional health during pregnancy

Pregnancy can be one of the most wonderful times in a person’s life. It can also be one of the most challenging, with hormones swirling and changes… read more

Sasha Lynn
Sasha Lynn 10 Nov 16 Pregnancy
Couple hugging on park bench on overcast day Healthier

Five tips on managing anxiety

We look at five practical things you can do to help manage your anxiety when it strikes. 

Sasha Lynn
Sasha Lynn 12 Oct 16 Mental Health
Woman running Healthier

Can you really 'jog off' your anxiety?

There’s no denying that exercise can be good for our physical health, but can it also have a positive effect on our mental wellbeing? Can we actually… read more

Sasha Lynn
Sasha Lynn 07 Oct 16 Mental Health
Having a panic attack Healthier

The facts about panic attacks

While we often hear about others having panic attacks, would you know if you were having one? We look at some of the symptoms.

Sasha Lynn
Sasha Lynn 07 Oct 16 Mental Health
little boy doing homework Families

Homework: building motivation in children

They’ve been running, jumping, reading, painting, playing, listening, learning and speaking, and socialising. Then they come home, armed with more… read more

Sasha Lynn
Sasha Lynn 19 Aug 16 Raising children
young boy frustrated Families

How to support children to get homework done

It’s the issue that can divide households on a daily basis…. Homework. Children, often trying their darndest to avoid the dreaded task, and parents,… read more

Sasha Lynn
Sasha Lynn 19 Aug 16 Raising children
Little girls drawing together Families

Are mean girls now coming in mini size?

Picture it; a group of girls, hair perfectly kept, an air of smugness and sly smirks adorning their faces. Moving only in a pack, they pass other… read more

Sasha Lynn
Sasha Lynn 12 Aug 16 Raising children
Baby feet in dad's hands Families

Postnatal depression: it's not just women

Think postnatal depression is only for women? Think again! Research suggests that up to 1 in 10 men will experience paternal postnatal depression. 

Sasha Lynn
Sasha Lynn 16 May 16 Parental health
Man suffering from postnatal depression Families

Five things you probably didn't know about postnatal depression

Think postnatal depression is just for women? Think again! Here we explore some common misconceptions about postnatal depression. 

Sasha Lynn
Sasha Lynn 14 May 16 Parental health
Mum and dad with their newborn baby Families

Five things parents can do to help reduce their anxiety

Becoming a new parent can often be fraught with worry and angst. Here are five tips to help.

Sasha Lynn
Sasha Lynn 14 May 16 Parental health

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