More Than Words: The Science of Deepening Love and Connection in Any Relationship (Hardcover)

More Than Words: The Science of Deepening Love and Connection in Any Relationship By John Howard, Stan Tatkin, PsyD (Foreword by) Cover Image

More Than Words: The Science of Deepening Love and Connection in Any Relationship (Hardcover)

By John Howard, Stan Tatkin, PsyD (Foreword by)


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Increase intimacy, connection, and love with this “critical” (Vanessa Van Edwards, bestselling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People), science-based guide to creating meaningful and lasting relationships.

When it comes to building a better relationship with your partner, touch and connection matter so much more than the words that you say. And author and therapist John Howard is here to tell us why.

More Than Words shows you how to deepen love and connection in any relationship based on the latest cutting-edge research in interpersonal neurobiology, trauma-informed healing, attachment theory, and many more scientific fields. This “brilliant guide” (Diane Poole-Heller, PhD, author of The Power of Attachment) explains why verbal communication may not elicit the connection you seek and offers ways to practice and form new habits that can nurture love, care, safety, comfort, and passion in relationships.

Science shows that these techniques work, but most people don’t know them yet. You can start using these techniques today to increase intimacy and emotional connection in your closest relationships.

Mindful of all the needs of the modern individual, More Than Words is inclusive of LGBTQ+, polyamorous, and other nontraditional committed relationships and ultimately looks to elevate the way we strengthen the most important bonds in our lives.
John Howard is an internationally recognized therapist, wellness expert, and educator who uses the latest science to help couples have stronger relationships. He is the host of The John Howard Show, a wellness podcast, and the creator of the Ready Set Love® series of online programs for couples. John is a Cuban American whose first language is Spanish and thus prioritizes diversity and inclusion, drawing on multicultural influences from years of traveling and studying indigenous traditions. He has presented on the neuroscience of couples therapy at leading conferences and developed a couples and family therapy curriculum for the Dell Medical School in Austin. In 2019, he developed Presence Therapy®, an integrative mind-body approach to couples therapy taught to psychotherapists worldwide. John is also the CEO of PRESENCE, a wellness center in Austin dedicated to helping you achieve optimal physical, mental, and relationship health.

Product Details ISBN: 9781982182328
ISBN-10: 1982182326
Publisher: S&S/Simon Element
Publication Date: February 1st, 2022
Pages: 272
Language: English
"John is leading the next generation of relationship experts to change the landscape of relationship improvement, making it more inclusive and incorporating the latest science. More than Words is a brilliant guide to deepening connection that everyone can relate to." - Diane Poole-Heller, PhD, author of The Power of Attachment

"If you want to transform your partnership, run, don’t walk, to John. He includes the latest neuroscience and attachment principles in his work. As a couples therapist, John is the best of the best. He can help any couple significantly deepen their bond, connection and fun together." - Carrie Contey, PhD, author of What Babies Want

"More Than Words does a great job of weaving in the science that supports the need for connection experiences that are safe and warm and communicated beyond words. John has done a marvelous job of making complex science understandable and digestible without taking shortcuts or skipping over the details." - Juliane Taylor-Shore, LMFT, Founder, IPNB Psychotherapy and neuroscience trainer

“More than Words will enlighten you and give you a wealth of ways to enrich your relationship in delightful, new and surprising ways. Be sure to see the 10 aspects of building a strong team so you can connect and discover each other all over again. The way to build safe, rewarding connections is all here!” – Ellyn Bader, PhD, Co-Founder of The Couples Institute and early originator of couples therapy

"You must read this with your partner. Howard gives us a critical guide to a healthy, happy relationship. A must-read for thriving couples...and anyone who wants to be in a thriving couple!" Vanessa Van Edwards, Bestselling Author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People