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.

Body image distortion

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Body image is determined by four different factors. How one believes they look, how others believe they look, a perception of the perfect body, and how one actually looks, are all lenses through which people view their bodies. Body image is directly related to one’s self-perceptions, and consequently one’s self-esteem. As such, and unfortunately, many people allow how they view their bodies to dictate their future happiness and success. The following is an excerpt of a story from AdvanceWeb.com about Sarah, age 55, who is grappling with her body image:

Sarah, 55, is launching a plan for the second half of her life. Divorced for 1 year, a mother of two grown children and grandmother of five, she says she’s determined to embrace the mantra “60 is the new 40” that baby boomers coined when the first wave of this trendsetting group turned 60 last year.

Even though Sarah is financially secure, she decides to work outside her home. Before she married and started her family, Sarah was a full-time accountant. For the past 15 years, she worked at home. Recently, she told her family she believes working in an office would meet her professional needs and serve as a social outlet for her.

Concerns About Body Image
Sarah knows she’ll be a viable candidate for an accounting position after completing a few refresher courses. However, as confident as she is about her career skills, this middle-aged woman recently confessed to a friend that she fears employers will evaluate her based on her looks-instead of her skills.

Click here to read the rest of this article from AdvanceWeb.com

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Action Point: With increasing pressure from images in media to have the perfect body, it is important for Pastors and others in the helping professions to be aware of the struggles that both men and women go through to “measure up.” One of the key elements in helping people to disclose about their struggle is to be accepting of the person and to express how common body-image distortion is. Disclosure could be the first step an individual takes towards obtaining professional help.

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