9 episodes

Connecting101.life aims to draw light to the mystery of Human connection, as the foundation stone for happiness, achievement, success and fulfillment in all areas of our lives. Your host, Alexandra Freches Duque, is an Integrative Clinical Psychologist on a mission to wake up your inner child and take you on a journey of awakening from your deeply rooted "sleeping beauty" ongoing state.
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Echoes from Within Alexandra Freches Duque

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Connecting101.life aims to draw light to the mystery of Human connection, as the foundation stone for happiness, achievement, success and fulfillment in all areas of our lives. Your host, Alexandra Freches Duque, is an Integrative Clinical Psychologist on a mission to wake up your inner child and take you on a journey of awakening from your deeply rooted "sleeping beauty" ongoing state.
www.connecting101.life

    Ep 4 - What Is Really Mental Health?

    Ep 4 - What Is Really Mental Health?

    All MH illnesses, once upon a time, started with an inner struggle, unaddressed, shut down, that slowly build up in the background, away from foreign eyes, and consciously ignored behind the wishful thinking "it's ok!" or "it will go away!"... and it NEVER does... and "suddenly", after years of building the inner pressure, the "explosion" occurs, and the "surprise" diagnosis comes alive.

    FIGHTING MH ILLNESS starts with PROMOTING Mental HEALTH, in its daily awareness, in the awareness of ourselves, in the self-acceptance, and in building the deep inner belief we deserve to feel and be well in all dimensions of our lives.

    Feelings are not weaknesses, they are our way of understanding and communicating with the world! When the feelings are overwhelming, that just means "our" inner world is overwhelmed... and to deny it (consciously or subconsciously) just makes it more overwhelming!

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    • 6 min
    Episode 3: Parenting 101 - Achieving Deep Connection

    Episode 3: Parenting 101 - Achieving Deep Connection

    How to grow your relationship with your children? Join Alexandra Freches Duque, Integrative Clinical Psychologist and discover which tools you need to develop to achieve this growth, discovering new strategies to connect and understand your children as well as their behaviour, to better meet their needs and your own.
    To discover in this episode:

    1. No matter how hard you try, you will always mess up... And the acceptance of that will set you free of most feelings of guilt and regret
    2. It's ok, though, as imperfect parents we are preparing children for an imperfect World
    3. In every interaction you have with your children, have you wondered what's the belief they are, in that moment, creating about themselves (for life)?
    4. The best tools for Conscious Parenting:
    - Self Work and Self-Growth
    - Self-Awareness and Outer-Awareness
    - Presence
    5. Are you repeating with your children, your parent's patterns, that you've once criticized? Or are you consciously changing those patterns?
    6. Parents learn to be parents from the way they were parented themselves
    7. What does "Respect" mean in Parenting; Is your child "Respecting" you?; Are you "Respecting" your child?
    8. Your child is Mirroring You and Your Emotions!
    9. "Show, Don't Tell!"
    10. Principle of Equal Value
    11. The importance of Emotional Authenticity
    12. Authenticity, Awareness & Connection
    13. What does your child's behaviour mean?
    14. Are you teaching them to suppress their emotions?
    15. What are your Parenting Values?
    16. Who do you want to become as a parent?
    17. In 20 years time, what do you want your child to say about you?

    ❤️ Join me on this quest for self-discovery, self-awareness, growth, connection and inner-transformation!
    ... And until next time, don't forget to live an Amazing Life... Your Amazing Life!!!

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    Connecting101.life is a platform hosted by Alexandra Freches Duque, Integrative Clinical Psychologist, that invites people to reflect and learn about Human Connection, how to improve Self-Connection, nurture Relationships, escalate Parenting skills, and tackle your Mental Health.
    Bedtime Stories for Children are an extension of these goals to share with your children, to create emotional development and to trigger deep topics of open discussion between parents and children.
    Join me on this quest!

    ❤️ And if you really enjoyed this episode, don´t forget to share it with whomever will find it inspiring.

    🚀 And for more resources, check-out:
    💡 My Website at:
    http://www.connecting101.life

    📢 Or listen to my Podcast at:
    https://soundcloud.com/user-97249418

    🔔 Subscribe my YouTube Channel for updates and videos at:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3skol6YP1xFf8guse3x6pg?sub_confirmation=1

    ✅ For business inquiries contact me at connecting101.life@gmail.com
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    💡 Follow Alexandra Freches Duque at:
    Website: http://www.connecting101.life/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3skol6YP1xFf8guse3x6pg
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandraduque
    SounCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-97249418
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alexandra.duque.12576/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/XanaFDuque/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/connecting101.life/
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    DISCLAIMER: The content in the videos, podcast and webpage is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical or psychiatric condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on the podcast, video channel or website.
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    Acknowledgements:
    Background Music & Sound Effects from www.orangefreesounds.com

    • 20 min
    COVID - 19 Series Ep 4: How To Not File For Divorce after lock-down

    COVID - 19 Series Ep 4: How To Not File For Divorce after lock-down

    In this Episode of Connecting101.Life COVID-19 Series, you'll be able to reflect and discover new strategies on how to help your relationship cope with the 24/7 lock-down that gives couples no time to "breathe" outside of the relationship. Dive in for deep connection, authenticity, meaningful communication, awareness, building intimacy and purposeful, healthy relationships, vulnerability and gratitude.

    To Discover in this Episode:
    - What´s your normal pattern of communication as a couple and how is the lock-down changing or affecting those patterns?
    - Lock-Down will either "Make You", or "Break You", as a Couple
    - Do you want to take the opportunity this lock-down is presenting you to extend your relationship potential?
    - Are you really communicating... Or... Are you just throwing words away?
    - Meaningful Communication Builds Purposeful Relationships
    - Plan For Your Partnership: Draw a plan together on how and what, in your relationship, you want to tackle together
    - Have a Date Night
    - Have FUN together: because you're worried, it doesn't mean that you're not allowed to have fun
    - Connect with Intimacy Exercises
    - Build Self-Awareness and Awareness of your partner
    - Allow yourselves to consciously trigger positive emotions from your bodies
    - Consciously chose, together, to take this step to improve your relationship and Prevent Filing for Divorce After the COVID-19 Lock-Down

    ❤️ Join me on this quest for self-discovery, self-awareness, growth, connection and inner-transformation!
    ... And until next time, don't forget to live an Amazing Life... Your Amazing Life!!!
    ______________

    Connecting101.life is a platform hosted by Alexandra Freches Duque, Integrative Clinical Psychologist, that invites people to reflect and learn about Human Connection, how to improve Self-Connection, nurture Relationships, escalate Parenting skills, and tackle your Mental Health.
    Join me on this quest!

    ❤️ And if you really enjoyed this episode, don´t forget to share it with whomever will find it inspiring.

    🚀 And for more resources, check-out:
    💡 My Website at:
    http://www.connecting101.life

    📢 Or listen to my Podcast at:
    https://soundcloud.com/user-97249418

    🔔 Subscribe my YouTube Channel for updates and videos at:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3skol6YP1xFf8guse3x6pg?sub_confirmation=1

    ✅ For business inquiries contact me at connecting101.life@gmail.com
    ______________

    💡 Follow Alexandra Freches Duque at:
    Website: http://www.connecting101.life/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3skol6YP1xFf8guse3x6pg
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandraduque
    SounCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-97249418
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alexandra.duque.12576/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/XanaFDuque/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/connecting101.life/
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    DISCLAIMER: The content in the videos, podcast and webpage is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical or psychiatric condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on the podcast, video channel or website.
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    Acknowledgements:
    Background Music & Sound Effects from www.orangefreesounds.com

    • 22 min
    COVID-19 Series Ep 3: How to NOT drive your kids CRAZY during lock-down

    COVID-19 Series Ep 3: How to NOT drive your kids CRAZY during lock-down

    In this episode of COVID-19 Series I bring you a reflection and simple Parenting strategies for this challenging times of the worldwide lock-down. What can your kids learn from you that they cannot learn at school?! As an Integrative Clinical Psychologist I'm not just concerned with your kids routines (which are also important, of course!) but more with the imprints this lock-down will leave on them! And you get to "decide" what, really, they are learning from all of this... Are you teaching them about deep connection?

    To discover on this episode:
    - Have you asked your children how are they (really) feeling?
    - Have you shared with your child how YOU have been feeling?
    - Simple strategies for family lock-down:
    - Create amazing moments together
    - Create moments of deep connection
    - Create moments of fun together
    - Create vulnerable moments together
    - Are you allowing deep, meaningful, vulnerable and authentic communication?
    - What's the opportunity underneath the lock-down?
    - What can you teach your child that the school cannot and will not ever be able to teach them?
    - How can you transform this challenge in to a learning opportunity, for yourself, for your kids and for your family?
    - What is your Purpose for this lock-down? Can you create it/one?
    - In the end of all of this, the meaning of this lock-down will be what you (are able to) make of it! Now it is the time to act!


    ❤️ Join me on this quest for self-discovery, self-awareness, growth, connection and inner-transformation!
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    Connecting101.life is a platform hosted by Alexandra Freches Duque, Integrative Clinical Psychologist, that invites people to reflect and learn about Human Connection, how to improve Self-Connection, nurture Relationships, escalate Parenting skills, and tackle your Mental Health.
    Bedtime Stories for Children are an extension of these goals to share with your children, to create emotional development and to trigger deep topics of open discussion between parents and children.
    Join me on this quest!

    ❤️ And if you really enjoyed this episode, don´t forget to share it with whomever will find it inspiring.

    🚀 And for more resources, check-out:
    💡 My Website at:
    http://www.connecting101.life

    📢 Or listen to my Podcast at:
    https://soundcloud.com/user-97249418

    🔔 Subscribe my YouTube Channel for updates and videos at:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3skol6YP1xFf8guse3x6pg?sub_confirmation=1

    ✅ For business inquiries contact me at connecting101.life@gmail.com
    ______________

    💡 Follow Alexandra Freches Duque at:
    Website: http://www.connecting101.life/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3skol6YP1xFf8guse3x6pg
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandraduque
    SounCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-97249418
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alexandra.duque.12576/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/XanaFDuque/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/connecting101.life/
    ______________

    DISCLAIMER: The content in the videos, podcast and webpage is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical or psychiatric condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on the podcast, video channel or website.
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    Acknowledgements:
    Background Music & Sound Effects from www.orangefreesounds.com

    • 21 min
    COVID - 19 Series Ep 2: Your Emotional Safety Kit

    COVID - 19 Series Ep 2: Your Emotional Safety Kit

    How can you transform a Mankind Lockdown into a purposeful driven experience? What is COVID-19 challenging and how is it impacting our Lives?Join Alexandra Freches Duque, Integrative Clinical Psychologist, in this reflexion to transmute and understand your fears and anxiety.

    To discover in this episode:
    - Acceptance
    - Resilience
    - Sources of Anxiety: Unknown; Lifestyle Transformation; Financial Issues; Health Issues; Death
    - Self-Awareness
    - Listening to Fear
    - Body Awareness
    - Feeling emotions in the body
    - "Routine" means "Familiar" means "Safe"
    - Present Moment Mindset by Choice
    - Awareness of your Choices & Conscious Choices
    - Awareness of Other People
    - Consequences of Numbing Yourself: Anxiety; Increased Fear; Self-Isolation; Depression; Other Mental Health Issues
    - What is YOUR Meaning for this challenge moment?
    - Purposeful & Purpose Creation
    - Personal Growth
    - "Give a meaning to suffering and it ceases to be suffering" Viktor Frankl

    ❤️ Join me on this quest for self-discovery, self-awareness, growth, connection and inner-transformation!

    ______________

    Connecting101.life is a platform hosted by Alexandra Freches Duque, Integrative Clinical Psychologist, that invites people to reflect and learn about Human Connection, how to improve Self-Connection, nurture Relationships, escalate Parenting skills, and tackle your Mental Health.
    Bedtime Stories for Children are an extension of these goals to share with your children, to create emotional development and to trigger deep topics of open discussion between parents and children.
    Join me on this quest!

    ❤️ And if you really enjoyed this episode, don´t forget to share it with whomever will find it inspiring.

    🚀 And for more resources, check-out:
    💡 My Website at:
    http://www.connecting101.life

    📢 Or listen to my Podcast at:
    https://soundcloud.com/user-97249418

    🔔 Subscribe my YouTube Channel for updates and videos at:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3skol6YP1xFf8guse3x6pg?sub_confirmation=1

    ✅ For business inquiries contact me at connecting101.life@gmail.com
    ______________

    💡 Follow Alexandra Freches Duque at:
    Website: http://www.connecting101.life/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3skol6YP1xFf8guse3x6pg
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandraduque
    SounCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-97249418
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alexandra.duque.12576/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/XanaFDuque/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/connecting101.life/
    ______________

    DISCLAIMER: The content in the videos, podcast and webpage is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical or psychiatric condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on the podcast, video channel or website.
    ______________

    Acknowledgements:
    Background Music & Sound Effects from www.orangefreesounds.com

    • 26 min
    COVID - 19 Series Ep 1: How to Keep Yourself Emotionally Safe from COVID-19 Panic

    COVID - 19 Series Ep 1: How to Keep Yourself Emotionally Safe from COVID-19 Panic

    Useful and updated tips, by Alexandra Freches Duque, Integrative Clinical Psychologist, on how you can avoid panicking in this challenging situation the world is living with the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and keep yourself focused with information, emotional awareness, planning and reframing your mindset, to avoid cross-contamination of social fear.
    Reframing your mindset in these challenging times, gives you the opportunity to have a clear and different picture of these challenging events, pushing you towards reflection and change, and away from panic.
    Join me on this quest!

    Useful links:

    https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen

    https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

    https://www.thelancet.com/coronavirus

    https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/geographical-distribution-2019-ncov-cases

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/world-map.html



    ❤️ Join me on this quest for self-discovery, self-awareness, growth, connection and inner-transformation!

    ______________

    Connecting101.life is a platform hosted by Alexandra Freches Duque, Integrative Clinical Psychologist, that invites people to reflect and learn about Human Connection, how to improve Self-Connection, nurture Relationships, escalate Parenting skills, and tackle your Mental Health.
    Bedtime Stories for Children are an extension of these goals to share with your children, to create emotional development and to trigger deep topics of open discussion between parents and children.
    Join me on this quest!

    ❤️ And if you really enjoyed this episode, don´t forget to share it with whomever will find it inspiring... And until next time, don't forget to live an Amazing Life... Your Amazing Life!!!

    🚀 And for more resources, check-out:
    💡 My Website at:
    http://www.connecting101.life

    📢 Or listen to my Podcast at:
    https://soundcloud.com/user-97249418

    🔔 Subscribe my YouTube Channel for updates and videos at:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3skol6YP1xFf8guse3x6pg?sub_confirmation=1

    ✅ For business inquiries contact me at connecting101.life@gmail.com
    ______________

    💡 Follow Alexandra Freches Duque at:
    Website: http://www.connecting101.life/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3skol6YP1xFf8guse3x6pg
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandraduque
    SounCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-97249418
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alexandra.duque.12576/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/XanaFDuque/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/connecting101.life/
    ______________

    DISCLAIMER: The content in the videos, podcast and webpage is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical or psychiatric condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on the podcast, video channel or website.
    ______________

    Acknowledgements:
    Background Music & Sound Effects from www.orangefreesounds.com

    • 13 min

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