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.

Can Prayer Help Reshape Your Brain?

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Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital

Have you ever felt down or just felt the need to pray?  When you finish praying, did you feel like the burden was lifted off of your heart?

Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist at the University of Pennsylvania, has been scanning the brains of religious people for more than a decade. He has found that the area of the brain that is related to sensory information helps us form our sense of self. –Barbara Bradley Hagerty/NPR|May 20, 2009

 Newberg says he can’t prove that a person is communing with God, but he can look for circumstantial evidence.  He further said, “ the more you focus on something — whether that’s math or auto racing or football or God — the more that becomes your reality, the more it becomes written into the neural connections of your brain.” I find that to be very fascinating.

Neuroscientist Richard Davidson, from University of Wisconsin says, “Our brains are continuously being sculpted, whether you like it or not, wittingly or unwittingly.” Davidison calls it Neuroplasticity.

More and more studies from scientific research in the new field of Neuro-theology conlcude  that spirituality incorporated in times of struggle and sickness can actually produce a higher positive and quicker result than those who do not pray at all.

If you have not prayed in a long time, you might struggle at first. Don’t beat yourself up over it. Start with five minutes a day of simple worship, and you will begin to see that time will stop for you. You will begin a relationship with Christ, and it will feel like you spend the day just thinking about Him.

There is no specific length of time for prayer–if you pray for 5 minutes, that is great. The important thing is to start. If you find yourself short on time, pray on the way to work, and on the way home from work.  Put on some gospel music, and just sing along. You will begin to feel God’s presence with you and comforting you all day long.  Focus on Him and not your problem, and you will begin to feel good about yourself.

Before you know it, your brain has developed new and more positive neural pathways, and you will find yourself remembering to pray.

Our next Pastoral seminar will be on August 13, 2015.  Please contact us at 918-438-4257.

 

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