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.

Five Steps to Cope with Discouragement

 

Disappointment

Even the strongest and most faith-filled people feel discouraged at one point in their lives. Here are five helpful tips to cope with discouragement.

1)      Acknowledge the fact that you feel discouraged

Then you will be in a position to take action against the negative emotion.  Stop thinking that staunch Christians are the ones who never have discouraging moments.  You are not alone as we all experience discouragement.

2)       Pay attention to your body

There is an undeniable connection between our mind and body.  In the Bible, God took care of Elijah’s body first by feeding him with ravens and then dealt with his other issues.  When you feel disappointed and discouraged, it may help to rest so that you may feel re-energized.  There is also research that shows physical activity can improve your sense of well-being.  Pay attention to what your body needs.

3)      Keep your thoughts in check

How we think as Christians determines our ability to cope with situations.  Philippians 4:8 teaches us to think truthfully so that we can mature as believers.  2 Corinthians 10:5 teaches us to think in obedience to Christ.

Every one of us tries to analyze the situations in our lives. We want to understand why things happen the way they do.  As we do the analysis, it is important to review and check the truth about our beliefs in God, others and even ourselves.  The story you come up with when you are discouraged may add to your misery.  For example Elijah came up with a story which he thought was true, however, much of it was false. His thoughts made him feel worse according to 1 Kings 19.

Jeremiah also believed in his version of events about God which was actually false.  The story in his mind was wrong, and that is why he ended up losing hope in God.  Once he started changing his heart and mind about God, his hope in God was restored and his feelings of disappointment and discouragement disappeared.  His circumstances remained the same, but his outlook changed. (Lamentations 3).

4)      Teach yourself to view life in two perspectives

In Romans 12:2, Apostle Paul teaches Christians to be transformed by the renewal of mind.  He means that we should do away with the past way of thinking and adopt a new way of thinking.  We can accept the current situation, and know for sure that God has a purpose and a reason as to why things are the way they are.  Life may be difficult at the moment, but God has a purpose from an eternal perspective.

Paul is honest when he talks about his temporary agony. He admits that he is pressed hard on all sides, struck down, perplexed and persecuted yet he did not feel abandoned because he taught himself to see life from an eternal perspective.  In 2 Corinthians 4:8-18, he says that we should not lose heart.  We should focus not on what is visible but on the invisible, because the visible is temporary but the invisible is eternal.

Paul remained in agony, but he did not let discouragement take over understanding that the purposes of God were in action. You can look at Philippians 1:12 for another example.

5)      Stick close to God and his word

Life might be difficult at the moment and people are not always trustworthy.  We often don’t understand God’s plan, but we need to stick close to him for encouragement.  Prophet Naham in Naham 1:7 speaks about the day we feel troubled and he tells us that “the lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble, he is aware of those who trust in him”.  A close relationship with God helps us to withstand discouragement and disappointment.  In Psalms 27 the psalmist says that he would have despaired if not for the belief that he would see God in the land of the living.

One final important tip on how to deal with a negative feeling is to replace it with a positive feeling.  The Bible in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 teaches us to give thanks in everything, because whatever is happening is the will of God.  Chase out discouragement with gratitude.  However bad the situation is, look for things for which you can be grateful to God.

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