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.

Exposure Therapy Tops Cognitive Restructuring in Preventing PTSD

A recent study published in the June issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry found that prolonged-exposure therapy is more successful in treating individuals who have suffered a traumatic event than cognitive restructuring. According to the study, six months after the traumatic event only 37% of patients who received prolonged-exposure therapy developed PTSD. Conversely, 63% of those that were treated with cognitive restructuring developed PTSD. This is the first study that has compared the two types of therapies. Prolonged-exposure therapy helps the individual to confront the traumatic event and as such some feel that it elicits a certain amount of distress. However, Dr. Richard A. Bryant and colleagues conducting the study said, “Despite some concerns that patients may not be able to manage the distress elicited by [prolonged-exposure therapy], there was no difference in dropout rates.” The following is an excerpt of a article from Medpage Today that reviews the study:

In prolonged-exposure therapy, patients are encouraged to relive the traumatic event over and over. They may describe it verbally in detail in sessions with a therapist and do daily homework assignments that force patients to go over the event in their minds.

Dr. Bryant and colleagues said many clinicians have resisted using exposure therapy because they worry the distress it creates may drive patients away from therapy altogether.

Cognitive restructuring involves identifying unhealthy thoughts and emotional responses to the trauma and tries to modify them by having patients apply rational analysis. The unhealthy thoughts typically revolve around guilt about behavior during the trauma and excessive worry about future harm and their reactions to the stress.

The researchers recruited 90 patients who had been involved in motor vehicle accidents or non-sexual assaults and who met criteria for acute stress disorder — 30 patients were assigned to prolonged-exposure therapy, 30 to cognitive restructuring, and 30 were assigned to a wait list. Patients on the wait list were reassessed six weeks later and then offered unspecified active treatment.

Click here to read the rest of this article from Medpage Today

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