RENEWAL is designed to offer hope and comfort to people suffering from mental health disorders or addiction disorders, and support to the people who love them. Our approach is based on respect for the dignity of the people we serve and the belief that through a faith-based program, life-changing results are possible.

RENEWAL: Christian Treatment and Recovery is an optional treatment supplement available through Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At Brookhaven, we understand that when you are suffering from an eating disorder, a personality disorder, a behavioral health disorder or chemical dependency, life can seem utterly hopeless. It can cause Christians to feel abandoned and distant from God. However, by strengthening your spirituality, in conjunction with our professional medical services, you can experience results that you never thought were possible.

RENEWAL is based on the belief in:

God who created us and loves us (Genesis 1:26)
Jesus Christ who redeems us (Isaiah 53:5)
The Holy Spirit who guides us (Acts 1:8)

When you participate in RENEWAL, you’re part of something much bigger than yourself. Brookhaven clients receive expert care from our team of mental professionals. Treatment is solution-focused and success-oriented. Our goal is to minimize symptoms, help individuals address life problems and live fulfilling lives. Sometimes healing requires a helping hand. We’re here to provide the guidance and support you need to recover.

Christian Care
The RENEWAL program at Brookhaven Hospital incorporates your faith into the recovery process in order to address your physical, mental and spiritual needs

Christian Drug Rehab
Our program provides a nurturing atmosphere that allows you to sober up and strengthen your bond with God.

Christian Bulimia Treatment
Individuals with bulimia alternate between compulsive binge eating and purging. Without treatment bulimia can be deadly. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program can offer medical, psychological and faith-based eating disorder treatments.

PTSD Treatment
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs after a traumatic event. Without getting proper help it can be debilitating. Strengthening your faith can help you confront the past and form a brighter future.

Christian Healing
When you are part of the RENEWAL program, you are part of something bigger than yourself. You are part of a support system based on professional medical care as well as spiritual guidance.

Compulsive Overeating
When you suffer from compulsive overeating disorder, your meals and your life can seem out of control. Take a faith-based approach to your eating disorder treatment at RENEWAL.

Anorexia Treatment
Anorexia is characterized by the restriction of food intake and the refusal to maintain a healthy body weight. Without getting help, anorexia can be life-threatening.

Bipolar Disorder Treatment
Everyone experiences ups and downs, but when you’re suffering from bipolar disorder life can seem out of control. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program incorporates your spirituality into an advanced behavioral health program.

OCD Treatment
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can fill your life with uncontrollable thoughts (obsessions) and rituals (compulsions) and stand in the way of relationships and your career.

Biblical Counseling: Helping Others

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Author: Dr. Lydia D’Ross, Brookhaven Hospital, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain

From Genesis to Revelation, we can read examples of individuals that have faced crises. The Bible does not have a scripture that actually has the word “crisis” in it, but the intensity of crises mentioned in biblical history determines the outcome.   Sometimes it is a result of their disobedience to God or through simply worshiping God that people find themselves in difficult situations. We have human nature, and we will experience travails in life, and for some, these are too difficult to bare. Biblical examples include Adam and Eve. They experienced shame and guilt which Genesis tells us  was a result of their disobedience, which caused them to be exiled from the only community they knew. There are many other examples throughout the bible that are used in biblical counseling to help people identify with their issues and how they overcame them. In traditional counseling, the opportunity to freely speak about their faith and using the bible as part of the healing process, in actuality is not being used. Therefore, most Christians may not go through traditional counseling as they may feel as though their faith may be tainted with or not honored.

For the most part, pastors have special relationship with their members, and the trust is already built (versus trust that must be earned by a traditional counselor, which will take several sessions to establish). There is some advantage to this in biblical counseling as well as some disadvantages. Not all pastors are certified counselors and they rely on their biblical training to help a member, but for most parts, it is limited counseling, and not getting to the root of the problem.

All ministers should set boundaries and limitations on what they can and should not do. There are ethical laws that biblical counselors must adhere to and often times, ministers are not aware of them. Their intentions are good, but sometimes good intentions can go the wrong way. One of the reasons that ministers do not refer their members for professional help is because of feelings of distrust towards certified counselors. On the other hand, counselors must look for ways to interface a relationship with pastors, so that networking relationships can be built upon. It is unwise for ministers to practice something that they are not qualified for, as it can lead to liability issues.

Counselors can look for ways to bridge the gap that often exists between ministry and counseling profession.

At Brookhaven Hospital Renewal Program, we do just that. We provide specialized services for treatment in addictions, substance abuse, eating disorders and many other programs. Pastors can be assured that our professional team are equipped to provide professional biblical counseling if their client chooses to do so. At Brookhaven, we encourage community clergy’s to attend our pastoral community luncheon held four times a year, to learn more about mental health and family dynamics to help your congregation.

For more information about our Renewal Program, our website page is: http://www.renewalchristiancare.com.

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