Conversations around life, faith, and the journey of mental health.
The ExEm (Experience Emerge) Podcast, with musician-turned-mental health therapist, Matt Knabe, uncovers the various ways people find rest and live free amidst the crazy challenges life brings. With a zoned-in focus, Matt carefully probes into the broken places of people’s lives, bringing the listener into the experience, all the while adding life tools and insights.
SEASON 4 • EPISODE 15
Fear No Food
Today, we had the pleasure of spending time with Dan LeMoine, the CEO and co-founder of Revitalize Weight Loss & Wellness. He shared valuable insights about how physical health and nutrition impact our overall well-being. Dan is a Board Certified Nutrition Consultant and the co-author of the best-selling book, Fear No Food.
SEASON 4 • EPISODE 14
Stop Suicide – Learn to Save a Life
In this episode, we talk with Nick Costello, an accomplished musician and author who has published multiple books and travels the country to speak on various topics. Today, our focus is on suicide awareness and prevention, a crucial issue that Nick is passionate about.
SEASON 4 • EPISODE 13
The Shelf – Faith, PTSD, & Overcoming Me
In this episode, we have a conversation with the author of the book The Shelf, Dave DeRemer. Dave shares his life experiences around trauma and abandonment in childhood to relationship struggles in adulthood, which then led him down a path to find his faith in God.
SEASON 4 • EPISODE 12
Mental Health Minute: Journaling
As a new series of quick tips, Matthew Knabe, the host of The ExEm Podcast, will occasionally put out a Mental Health Minute on a specific topic. This episode highlights the therapeutic benefits of journaling.
SEASON 4 • EPISODE 11
This episode discusses Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with Emerge Counseling Ministries’ Clinical Director, Dr. Dave Blankenship. He gives us insight into what PTSD really is, what defines it, and how we can overcome the trauma in our lives. Click here for the abstract from Dr. Dave’s article on PTSD treatment.
SEASON 4 • EPISODE 10
Self Elevate: A Woman’s Journey to Empowerment
In this episode we talk with Karolyn Drone-Smith — author, wellness coach, speaker, and founder of Self Elevate, a platform that empowers women. Karolyn has helped countless women on their journey to self-empowerment. In her book, Self Elevate: A Woman’s Journey to Empowerment, she shares her story of overcoming obesity, grief, and loss. As a seasoned bodybuilder and health enthusiast, she offers helpful principles to encourage those who have experienced life’s challenges and guides them to “elevate” their through fitness and self-care.
SEASON 4 • EPISODE 9
Dr. Don Lichi returns to the podcast to discuss spiritual abuse and what that really means. Over the past few years, many high-profile leaders and pastors have been brought to light after wounding people in congregations and in communities. This episode talks about what it looks like, what it means, and what to do if you have been hurt spiritually.
SEASON 4 • EPISODE 8
The One Jesus Loves
We talk with Dr. Robert Crosby, President of Emerge, about his book, The One Jesus Loves. Using Dr. Crosby’s framework of six circles of relationship around Jesus during his time on earth, we discuss how we can spiritually and practically grow in our pursuit of Christ.
SEASON 4 • EPISODE 7
A Heart for Africa
In this episode, we have a chance to reconnect with a dear friend who has recently moved into a new role in ministry doing missionary work. Chris is a part of Heart for Africa and doing some amazing things to equip kids with a chance to meet their potential and gain access to education. Click here to learn more about Heart of Africa.
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Benefits of Emerge Telehealth Therapy
In this episode we have a conversation with Emerge therapist and local pastor, Matt Coy. Matt is a tremendous clinician serving as a telehealth therapist for those in Ohio. If you are needing to connect with a counselor and think telehealth is for you, go to Emerge.org/counseling and start your application today.
SEASON 4 • EPISODE 5
EMDR + The Holy Spirit = Broken Chains
Join us for this episode to listen to Matthew Knabe’s former client, Chris Kasper, share her experience of a therapy called Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and how it positioned her to experience the Holy Spirit in a magnificent way.
SEASON 4 • EPISODE 4
“Choose to Live”
We talk with pastors Dave Krist and Luke Krist about their ministry, projects, and specifically how the song “Choose to Live” came to be. They wrote this song to inspire and encourage those contemplating suicide or having suicidal thoughts…to choose to live. Check out the song and others they have released on all platforms.
SEASON 4 • EPISODE 3
Leadership, Ministers & Anxiety
In this episode, we sit with the President/CEO of Emerge Counseling Ministries and address a growing issue among pastors and leaders in our community. We hope this conversation can shed some light and normalize the stressors so many of us face.
SEASON 4 • EPISODE 2
Resourcing Calm Space
In this episode, Matthew leads our listeners on a journey into Calm Space, pushing out any anxieties or stress and allowing the mind to center into the here and now. Ultimately, inviting the Holy Spirit into this wonderful place of relaxation. Please use this episode as many times as you need to be able to experience the calmness and relaxation of Calm Space. It is encouraged to wear headphones to fully engage in this process.
SEASON 4 • EPISODE 1
Seminar About Anxiety & Stress for Ministry Leaders
We are starting season four with a talk that our host, Matthew Knabe, gave to youth leaders in a ministry called Young Life. He discusses his journey with anxiety, what anxiety actually is, what the Bible says about anxiety, and what we do with all this information. The entire group does a calm space exercise together towards the end of this podcast and there is a brief Q&A to wrap up the conversation.