Christian Compulsive Overeating Treatment
For compulsive overeaters, life can quickly spiral beyond your control. Feelings of guilt and shame can cause you to feel like God has abandoned you. You might seek help only to find yourself in a vicious cycle of recovery and relapse. Though it might seem like God has abandoned you, this is not the case. On the contrary, involving Him in your recovery can yield life-changing results.
At Brookhaven Hospital’s RENEWAL: Christian Treatment and Recovery program, we understand that getting help for compulsive overeating can sometimes feel hopeless. Many programs can provide treatment for your eating disorder, but they may fail to acknowledge your deeper, spiritual needs. Along with offering you advanced compulsive overeating treatment, RENEWAL incorporates your faith into your recovery. Our faith-based approach provides a dignified, compassionate atmosphere that helps patients find real solutions to their daily struggles.
The PATHWAY program for Eating Disorders Treatment works conjointly with the resources available in the RENEWAL program to incorporate a Christian spiritual component into the therapeutic process. By bringing together the physicians, therapists, nurses, dietitian and RENEWAL Chaplains the program can offer the best opportunity for creating positive and lasting change.
Compulsive overeating is an eating disorder characterized by binge eating. Compulsive overeating episodes are usually triggered by unwanted feelings and are used as a coping mechanism. When you are suffering from compulsive overeating, it’s easy for life to feel out of control. With proper treatment and counseling, your relationship with God can be stronger than ever.
Compulsive Overeating Behavior
Individuals suffering with this eating disorder often describe eating binges as a way of numbing out intense feelings. While eating binges can temporarily alleviate unwanted feelings of stress, depression or anxiety, they eventually lead to feelings of shame for the compulsive overeater.
Compulsive Overeating Symptoms
If you or someone you love is suffering from compulsive overeating, the first step is to acknowledge the condition. Individuals exhibiting the following symptoms might be suffering from compulsive overeating:
- Eating large amounts of food, even when not hungry
- Eating quickly
- Eating to the point of discomfort, fatigue or nausea
- Eating alone because of shame or embarrassment
- Feelings of depression, disgust or guilt after eating
- Weight fluctuations
About the RENEWAL program
Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program provides an integrated approach for individuals seeking treatment of eating disorders as well as people with a “dual diagnosis” based on meeting the spiritual and psychological needs of the person within a comprehensive, results-oriented treatment program.
The program begins with a spiritual assessment which allows us to help you identify the issues which are barriers to your satisfying relationship with God and enable you to incorporate a spiritual dimension into the recovery process and your life after Brookhaven.
At Brookhaven Hospital’s RENEWAL program, we understand that sometimes medical treatment isn’t enough. We provide comprehensive, faith-based care designed to treat the whole person. In addition to the full eating disorder treatment program at Brookhaven Hospital, we offer the following spiritual services:
- Daily devotional and chapel services
- Evening bible study
- Christian counseling
- Devotion and prayer time
- Topical bible study
- Pastoral guidance
- Weekend worship services
The Experience of Past Patients
Our 2011 study found that 87% of patients surveyed would recommend Brookhaven Hospital based on the RENEWAL program. 88% felt that the staff was available to help them meet their spiritual needs.
In the words of one patient, “The RENEWAL program has helped me refocus my life and reminded me about the things that really matter.”
Christian Treatment Programs
When you participate in RENEWAL, you’re part of something much bigger than just yourself. You’re part of a powerful support system based on professional medical care, compassionate understanding and years of proven experience.
Each person involved in the RENEWAL program will receive biblically-based guidance and support from other Christians. The RENEWAL program brings together a highly professional behavioral health team and devoted hospital chaplains to assist you to create a mind, body and spiritual recovery.
Hope is on the horizon. Compulsive overeating can’t be cured through will power alone. Treatment requires a nurturing, healthy environment. Brookhaven Hospital’s RENEWAL program is designed to revitalize you, and give you the strength you need to stay healthy for a lifetime.
Life changing results are possible! Call 888-298-4673 or request a free assessment today. The call will be kept strictly confidential.