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.

How Does a Christian Counselor Address Panic Attacks

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Panic attacks are the result of an anxiety disorder which can be absolutely terrifying. I know this very well, as I suffered from them throughout many periods of my life. Over a period of minutes I would begin to feel like I couldn’t breathe, my mind would begin racing too fast for me to make sense of everything, I would begin shaking and sweating, and before long I was afraid I was dying.

There is no way to logically explain these events, but yet they occurred over and over again until I sought counseling to help me learn tactics to prevent the panic attacks and maintain my control over my anxieties. But my role then was as a patient. When you’re on the other side of the situation, how do you begin to help someone using Scripture to guide your counseling?

That is exactly the question Ed Welch asks in his blog for the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation, though the answer stays very similar for numerous psychiatric issues that afflict a significant portion of the population but are not clearly present in Scripture.

There are multiple approaches and Welch’s is just a basic strategy, but it relies on the most important tool for counseling: communication. Not only do you need to get a description of how these panic attacks occur in the individual patient, as every patient can differ, you should reference these symptoms with the latest DSM criteria.

Assuming the symptoms of the panic attack match the criteria from the DSM, then we must begin thinking about what symptoms Scripture can actually help us change. Physical symptoms like shakes and sweats may not be calmed through the word of the Lord, but Scripture does assure us about fear of death and fear of control. If you find symptoms that are assured by Scripture, you’ve found symptoms we can change.

It is encouraged to ask questions. Those dealing with panic attacks can feel slighted if you assume you know their experience, but if you ask them to share their thoughts and feelings as panic attacks occur, you’ll have enough insight to offer assurance. In that vein, don’t offer blanket comfort statements or assuming you know their panic attacks. Just because you understand the description doesn’t mean you know the explanation.

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