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.

Careless eating habits and couch potato pastimes

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The holiday season is upon us and so is the temptation to adopt careless eating habits and couch potato pastimes. During the holiday’s parents can be an example of healthy eating and an active lifestyle. It is easy for children to snack around, skip meals, and stay inside this time of year. “Focus on being with family, friends and loved ones, rather than ‘what’s to eat,'” suggests Richard E. Kreipe, M.D., professor of pediatrics in the Adolescent Medicine Division of Pediatrics at Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong. The following are a few tips for parents who desire to model an active lifestyle and healthy eating habits this winter:

Model Healthy Eating

Healthy eating is a lifestyle. “Kids who are taught from a young age to eat well and note their hunger level are much more prepared to make healthy choices later in life,” said Stephen R. Cook, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor for the Department of Pediatrics at Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong.

Bring the kids into the kitchen while preparing healthy holiday meals. By watching adults prepare foods, kids can get some tips on healthy eating and engage in a family activity.

At the dinner table, adults should encourage small portions of a variety of foods and lots of fruits and vegetables. “Encourage water as the beverage of choice between meals,” said Kreipe. Milk is another nutrient-rich beverage.

Express Excitement

It is important not to overemphasize healthy habits. Pressuring kids to eat things they do not like and prohibiting certain foods can be frustrating and stressful to kids. “Talk with children ahead of time about taking small portions, eating single-servings and sharing desserts,” advised Cook.

“The single most important thing that parents can do is lead by example,” stressed Kreipe. “Listen twice as much as you talk and don’t talk about food in the same breath as calories, guilt, or ‘paying the price.'” Turn healthy eating into a positive experience by showing excitement about trying a variety of healthy foods in small portions.

Be Active

Cold weather doesn’t have to limit activity during holiday seasons. There is plenty that families can do to get off the couch and enjoy one another’s company. “Going for a nice brisk walk, especially after eating a heavy meal, can be refreshing and relaxing,” Kreipe said.

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