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The John Howard Show

64 EpisodesProduced by John Howard, MA | Couples Therapist & Relationship EducatorWebsite

The John Howard Show helps you optimize mind, body, and relationships with conversations at the leading edge of health and wellness. John is the CEO of Presence Wellness, a state-of-the-art wellness center in Austin, TX, and the creator of the Ready Set Love® series of relationship programs. As an i… read more

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63 Improve Communication with Your Partner

February 9th, 2022


Today's episode is all about how to improve communication with your significant other. One of the unfortunate effects of this pandemic is that too many people who were already feeling disconnected are now feeling even …

62 New Book! More Than Words

February 2nd, 2022


I am celebrating today and I hope you will celebrate with me. This is a special show to me because yesterday my first book launched. More Than Words: The Science of Deepening Love and Connection in Any Relationship was …

61 Improve your Sleep with Katie Strickland

January 26th, 2022


A bad night of sleep has the power to wear down your defenses and leave you physically and emotionally drained during the day.

That’s why, in this …

Season 2 Trailer

October 13th, 2021


Welcome back to the show! In Season Two we want to capitalize on everything that we are learning at our new, broader wellness center, where we are working at the intersection of health, wellness and relationship life.

60 The Big Reveal

February 14th, 2020


We reveal the big project we've been working on for the past 6 months. Tune in to learn powerful new tips that relate to our expanded mission!

“We …

59 The Essential Skill You Need In Relationships

September 18th, 2019


“There are no simple solutions to our differences. You have to embrace that complexity.” – John Howard.

Learn more about this episode of Ready Set …

58 How Therapy Works with John Howard

August 3rd, 2019


Find out how therapy works and the ingredients you'll need to make it successful. Learn why therapy is both a science and an art.

“Therapy generally …

57 How to Be Around Extended Family

July 18th, 2019


Learn how to manage and be around your extended family members while maintaining a healthy connection with your partner. Visit relatives with ease!

“One way to protect yourselves and also make it more fun, is to go into …

56 Narcissism: What is it and How to Deal with It

July 4th, 2019


Tune in to learn what narcissism is, how to identify narcissistic traits & behaviors, and how to handle a narcisstic partner.

“The typical narcissist presents like a jerk and therefore doesn’t elicit much empathy …

55 Being Vulnerable without Being Pathetic

June 20th, 2019


Tune in to learn how to be vulnerable with your partner in a way that won’t make you seem weak, overly needy, or pathetic to your partner.

“We …

54 Mental & Emotional Health in Relationships

June 5th, 2019


John Howard talks about the ten most common mental health issues that impact relationships, the unique challenges of each, and how to overcome them.

“Sometimes, there’s a legitimate reason why you don’t feel safe and …

53 Becoming vs Boundaries

May 22nd, 2019


Tune in to learn how to fully access the potential for individual and relationship growth that exists in every relationship while maintaining …

52 Uncensoring Therapist Uncensored

May 8th, 2019


John Howard talks to Ann Kelley and Sue Marriott, hosts of the Therapist Uncensored podcast. Tune in for an inside perspective on the hosts and their show.

“When we feel threat or fear or feel like we’re being attacked, …

51 Acceptance & Growth with Renée Trudeau

April 24th, 2019


Renée Trudeau and John Howard talk about how you can challenge your partner to grow without sending a message of judgment or non-acceptance.

“What …

50 Positive Discipline

April 10th, 2019


John Howard and Lora Ferguson discuss a compassionate approach to parenting, Positive Discipline. Learn how to raise responsible kids with kindness!

“It’s healthy to discuss emotions in the family structure. It’s …

49 Self-Compassion with Pittman McGehee

March 27th, 2019


Dr. Pittman McGehee and John Howard discuss why self compassion is essential to mental and relationship health and how you can begin practicing it.

“We think that we’re connected in our perfection, but really we’re …

48 The Neuroscience of We

March 13th, 2019


Juliane Taylor-Shore and John Howard discuss how understanding your brain can lead to relationships that feel more safe, intimate and loving.

“I’m …

47 Practicing Relationship Skills

March 6th, 2019


Dr. Stan Tatkin and John Howard discuss the importance of practicing relationship skills as the most effective means of improving your closest relationship.

“Most everything we do is automatic and reflexive and informed …

46 Getting Real with Terry Real

February 27th, 2019


Couples therapists Terry Real and John Howard discuss how the patriarchal power structure we live in is the primary seed of conflict in many relationships.

“Falling in love is believing that this person is going to heal …

45 The Gottman Approach to Relationship Health

February 20th, 2019


Join Gottman senior faculty member Dr. Vagdevi Meunier and John Howard to discuss the Gottman Method approach to relationship health and counseling.

44 The Valentine's Day Episode

February 13th, 2019


Investing in relationship health is an ideal way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. So enjoy these 4 tips to make your relationships more loving and …

43 Treating Addiction in Relationship

February 6th, 2019


Addiction strains intimate relationships. In this episode, learn how to handle substance problems with experts Dr. Daniel Hochman and John Howard.

“The idea with addiction is that you’re going to get to this state of …

42 Attachment with Diane Poole Heller

January 30th, 2019


Educator and author Diane Poole Heller and John Howard discuss ways to apply attachment theory in your relationships for more fulfillment and …

41 The Why, How, What of Relationships

January 23rd, 2019


In this episode, you'll hear John's take on the Why, How, What of relationships, inspired by the framework laid out by Simon Sinek's book, Start with Why.

“By really focusing on your why, you’re bringing attention to …

40 The Truth About Racism

January 16th, 2019


Tune in to better understand racism, dynamics between the majority culture and minority populations, and how to work toward minimizing the toxic …

39 Managing ADD in Relationships

January 9th, 2019


Learn what ADD expert James Ochoa says about reducing relational conflict caused by ADD. If you or your partner have ADD, this episode is a must-listen!

“That cycling effect of emotional and mental storms– because I …

38 The Rockstar Dad and Father w Jon Vroman

December 19th, 2018


Jon Vroman and John Howard both support men to have deeper and better emotional lives with their partners and kids. Tune in to learn how!

“Let’s be confident about what we know– let’s be confident leaders. And let’s be …

37 Toxic Masculinity

December 10th, 2018


Learn what toxic masculinity is and how to begin dismantling related power dynamics in your relationship. John and TEDx speaker Melanie Weinberger …

36 How to Make Friends at Burning Man

November 28th, 2018


Burning Man relationships and Mel Weinberger teach us how to create community that includes radical self-acceptance, curiosity, spontaneity, and intimacy.

“When you come with nothing, you allow everything.” – Melanie …

35 How to Find Peace

November 21st, 2018


Tolerance of diversity is key to finding peace in your relationships. Learn how to be the peace for yourself and your community, and help heal the …

34 The Power of Expectations

November 14th, 2018


In this episode, you'll learn why expectations of care and support are so important and how you can communicate about them with your partner.

“We have the ability to reflect on the mindset that we’re bringing to our …

33 Learning and Growing as a Couple

November 7th, 2018


In this episode, I speak with real-life couple Liz and Steven Coufal about how they learn and grow together in relationship.

“It isn’t about not fighting, it’s about fighting well. And fighting well comes from fighting …

32 How to Have a Vibrant Relationship for Life

October 31st, 2018


Tune in for a conversation with founder of modern couples therapy, Ellyn Bader, PhD about the field of Couples Therapy and relationship as a path of …

31 What is a Relational Repair?

October 24th, 2018


Tune in to learn how disconnection can be an opportunity to create deeper intimacy with your partner when you engage in effective relationship repair.

“We need these misattunements, these moments of disconnection so …

30 Crushing Life as a Couple with AJ Yager & Meaghan Connell

October 17th, 2018


Tune in for an interview with entrepreneurial power couple AJ Yager & Meaghan Connell about how they communicate and help each other grow as individuals.

“If there is a self, it’s a very changeable entity. And if we …

29 Raising Smart Kids with Jeff Sandefer

October 10th, 2018


Tune in for a discussion with Acton Academy founder Jeff Sandefer about how you can help your kids become entrepreneurial creative thinkers.

“If you’re in the middle of a startup, you need permission from your …

28 How To Find A Great Therapist

October 3rd, 2018


Tune in to learn how to find a highly trained couples therapist with the right credentials who is an ideal fit for you and your partner.

“Sometimes when we’re having conflict with our partner, it’s not necessarily the …

27 Keeping it Simple with John Welbourn

September 26th, 2018


Veteran NFL lineman John Welbourn used to beat people for a living, now he's a family man. Hear his approach to parenting, relationships, and fitness.

26 What Really Holds Us Back with Rob Dial

September 19th, 2018


Listen to Rob Dial and John Howard discuss how your approach to relationships affects your ability to find success and thrive as an individual.

25 Developing Aware Kids with Jonathan Hewitt

September 12th, 2018


In this episode, my guest Jonathan Hewitt talks about how you can teach your children to be aware of themselves and the people around them.

“Perfection is being the best you can be in the moment, being authentic and …

24 Healthy Relationship Lifestyle

September 5th, 2018


In this episode, you'll hear about how to cultivate a healthy relationship lifestyle that will benefit you and all of your relationships.

“None of us …

23 The Spiritual Science of Receiving in Relationships

August 22nd, 2018


Tune in to listen to how this powerful and often-overlooked quality of healthy relationships can make a big difference in your connection!

“People, …

22 The Secret Life of Emotions

August 8th, 2018


Tune in for a quick-start guide to understanding your emotions, labeling them, and then communicating them with the people in your life.

“Many of us keep up our guard too much, even with people that we designate as our …

21 How To Solve The Pursuer-Distancer Maze

July 25th, 2018


Tune in to learn about one of the most common relationship dynamics so you can have more thoughtful and compassionate relationships!

“Both partners …

20 Maturing Your Sex Life

July 11th, 2018


My guest Dylan Davies and I discuss how partners can improve their communication about sex, paving the way to increased desire and deeper intimacy.

“You cannot perform an eroticectomy; you cannot excise the thing that …

19 Secrets From A Pro

June 20th, 2018


In this episode, you'll learn about how you can get your needs met effectively as well as the 4 myths that prevent many people from doing so.

“Those things that we feel a need for and a desire for are the very things …

18 How to be Truly Married

June 6th, 2018


In this episode, Jungian analyst, world-renowned speaker, author and Episcopal priest J. Pittman Mcgehee discusses what it means to be truly married. …

17 Dating in the 21st Century

May 23rd, 2018


These days, dating can often be confusing and frustrating, but it doesn't have to! Tune in to hear my top-10 tips for navigating dating in the 21st century. You will learn what type of work you need to do on yourself …

16 How To Be Attractive

May 16th, 2018


In this episode, I bust 3 myths that exist in popular culture about what causes people to be attracted to one another. Whether you are single or in a …

15 What is Love?

May 9th, 2018


Love is complicated and often mysterious, but you have more control over it than you may think. The ideas in this episode will help you create deeper …

14 How to Handle an Affair

May 2nd, 2018


In this episode, I share an overview of what you need to know about handling affairs. You’ll learn the three steps to dealing with an affair, as well as why an affair doesn't need to be a death sentence for the …

13 Parenting Tips from Neuroscience

April 25th, 2018


In this episode you'll learn parenting tips from the new neuroscience, developmental psychology, attachment theory, and John's own experience as a …

12 How to Repair Trust in Relationships w Mojo

April 18th, 2018


Trust is easily eroded in relationships. It's not just big ticket betrayals--it's also not calling someone back, staying out too late, or missing a birthday. Are we aware of how we decrease trust in our relationships …

11 Deepening Intimacy in Relationships

April 11th, 2018


Want to deepen closeness and intimacy in your relationship? The biggest complaint I get as a therapist is that partners don't feel as connected as …

10 Open, Kink, Poly & Alt-Sex in Relationships

April 4th, 2018


Get answers for the most commonly-asked questions about open relationships, kink, polyamory, and alt-sex lifestyles from my guest, Heather McPherson. …

09 Spiritual Growth in Relationship

March 28th, 2018


If you learn how to interact with your partner in a way that brings the focus to spiritual and personal growth, not only will your relationship improve, but you will also see the world in a new way and move through life …

08 Carrie Contey - Parenting while Thriving

March 21st, 2018


Carrie Contey teaches us how parenting can negatively impact the adult relationships of the parents and gives us a number of powerful, …

07 Tori Olds PhD - Being our True Self in Relationships

March 19th, 2018


In this episode Dr. Tori Olds talks with us about finding your true self in a relationship and how a relationship built on the key ingredient of curiosity is one that leads to greater bonding and love.

Learn more about …

06 Maja Kermath - #MeToo & Patriarchy in Relationships

March 7th, 2018


Maja is the co-founder and fearless leader of Kor180. Maja is on the show today to share her story of both pain and triumph which will help you broach the same topics in your relationship.

Learn more about this episode …

05 Developing Presence with your Partner

February 28th, 2018


It's time that we focus on what drives the sense of presence, security, connection, and love. In this episode we will dive into several ways you can improve your presence with the most important person in your life. 

04 Jay Papasan - Working ON the Relationship Instead of In It

February 21st, 2018


Learn how to set goals as a couple and work to accomplish them with best-selling author Jay Papasan. Author of The One Thing, Jay looks for ways to make planning and success more efficient. Listen to Jay and John Howard …

03 Allana Pratt - Vulnerability is the New Sexy

February 14th, 2018


Would you like to create real connection in your relationships? Allana Pratt is an intimacy expert for men and women and is on the podcast today to …

02 It's Not About Communication

February 13th, 2018


People say that communication is THE MOST important part of a strong relationship… I disagree! When it comes down to having a great relationship with …

01 Welcome to Ready Set Love

February 8th, 2018


Want a better, stronger relationship? Want to find the right partner and develop a great relationship? This podcast is for you! Therapist John Howard takes you through the A to Z of having an awesome, rockstar …

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