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.

Gifting Obligations, Savory Sensations, Family Location, Celebratory Concoctions and so forth… (Pt 3)

Christmas has been widely argued to be too consumer-oriented. Many Christians believe that the entire meaning of the celebration is completely overlooked by capitalistic drive. Santa Claus, giant trees, trinkets, décor, gifts and bows, and stockings full of gadgets and goodies, could easily be argued to compose a reality derived exclusively from department store advertising rather than actual religious traditions. Scaling back on gifts and extras can be easily justified and could actually cause enjoyment if one were to replace those things with new traditions, traditions that celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. When excessive gifting does not occur, children may place more value on those things that they do receive. It could be argued that lavishing loved ones with gifts one year causes unthankfulness that has traditionally been met with a lump of coal the next.

What ever happened to the age of holiday boardgames? Taking the time during the holidays to include festive activities, singing, playing games, roasting marshmallows and chestnuts “over the open fire,” thanks Mel Tormé, may be things that you should consider as replacements for over-gifting that will make this season equally as memorable without spending a lot of dough.

Another way to save money over the holidays, especially where kids are involved, is by purchasing a couple of nicer/nice-ish gifts; if you feel that the holidays necessitate more than this you could satisfy the rest of your holiday buying compulsions with cheaper, fun, perhaps crafty, gifts. It’s amazing that every birthday and Christmas it seems that it’s the cheap toys, like the bouncing ball, or the plastic sand truck, that leave a lasting impression on the children in my family.

Another idea is budgeting ahead of time. Have a specific amount set forth; determine how much you’re going to spend on each individual in the family. Budgeting ahead of time and keeping a ledger of what you spend on each individual will keep you from succumbing to the myth that buying gifts at Christmas sales is actually saving you money. Don’t get drawn into the idea that because you purchased something on sale you’re staying with your bottom line.

Family agreements are another way to save money. Ask around as to who is buying for whom and suddenly you’ll find that ears are more sympathetic, even enthusiastic, about kosher agreements for spending boundaries. Do some asking around; don’t try to lead the charge of thriftiness, but as the discussion surfaces and evolves you may find some discussions taking form about arrangements to both save money and face. I hate that I even have to say this but “do not use a credit card!” Unless you are the type of person that pays off the entire balance of your card each month to gather points, SkyMiles, etc., do not use a credit card. Why? Remember what happened last Christmas?

Are things tight this year? Have the party at someone else’s house. Are you stuck having the party at your house? Request that each partygoer bring a dish. There are many things that you can do to save yourself from the stress of overspending during the holidays. However, what should be forefront in our thoughts is a focus on the family and remembrance of the why behind the what. Even if an individual did not have enough money to purchase one gift for another person, or enough money for one meal during the holiday season, I’m willing to bet that a family that is focused on each other and has an abundance of love is going to have a better time and take with them more memories than those with an abundance of things and no genuine charity between themselves.

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