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.

Eating Disorders: A Faith-based Approach towards Recovery

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

In Thessalonians, Apostle Paul prayed, “May God himself, the God of Peace, sanctify you through and through.”  May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ; The one who calls you is faithful and He will do it. (Amplified I Thes. 5:23)

In Matthew 11:28 Jesus makes this promise, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yolk is easy and my burden is light.” (Amplified)

Recent eating disorders studies are showing that there is a positive correlation between spirituality and psychotherapy (Spirituality as Therapy for an Eating Disorder) (Walker, Reese, Hughes & Troskie, 2010) (Webb, Robinson & Brower, 2010) (Pargament & Saunders, 2007).

A faith-based approach to the treatment of eating disorders can assist the individual toward self-forgiveness. It may also allow these individuals to explore with their counselor, the root causes of trauma and/or shame.

One thing we do know among the faith-based community, is that it is very difficult, if not impossible, to treat eating disorders on your own. Ministers most often lack the specialized training to treat or conduct counseling for an individual with an eating disorder. It is highly recommended to refer to professional Christian counselors or Christian psychologists, to receive a whole person-centered focus for treatment.

To learn more about the signs and symptoms of eating disorders feel free to contact us at Brookhaven Hospital by calling 918.438.4257. Our Pathway for Eating Disorders Treatment program can be combined with our RENEWAL Christian Care option to integrate your spiritual concerns with your mental health treatment.

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