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 to keep your New Year’s resolutions on track


It’s a praiseworthy action, creating a list of New Year’s resolutions, but let’s face it, we are human. Realizing our short attention and commitment spans necessitates planning if we are to achieve the goals we have created. The following is a list of ten ideas for keeping your New Year’s resolutions on track:

1. Use a daily goal assessment as a way of checking your progress. Assessing your goals on paper keeps structure in the process of achieving your New Year’s resolutions.

2. Make it a habit. It’s a good idea to associate your assessment and planning time with another predictable continuous activity that you perform on a daily basis, or weekly basis. For instance, you might make your shaving time a moment in which you review that check list plastered to your bathroom mirror.

3. Make sure your goals are attainable. One unattainable goal can crash the rest of your list. If your goals are not attainable, if they are not palatable, then you’re setting yourself up for failure that could translate into feelings of frustration and self-defeat strong enough to make you oust the rest of your list. So keep it simple Simon.

4. Another important point when considering the maintenance of your New Year’s resolutions is to identify stressors. It may well be that the very thing you have resolved to do is becoming irrelevant because of the stress it is causing you. You may need to reframe your goal or the timeline associated with it.

5. Check yourself for excuses about barriers and impediments to progress. What are you doing to deal with those “bumps in the road?” You may just need some motivation. Try giving yourself a pep talk or writing one down on paper that you could read from time to time when you are feeling “an excuse” coming on.

6. Sometimes it’s not the goal you’re having difficulty with but an obstruction preventing you from addressing, or implementing, the goal in the first place. Perhaps your schedule is such that you’re not allowing enough time for implementation or maybe you’re simply allowing random “things” to eat up your time by not creating healthy boundaries. In scenarios like this a minor tweak or two could be the answer.

7. Stay focused on goals that are a priority. Odds are that your list of New Year’s resolutions contains goals that are forthcoming as well as goals that can wait. Don’t frustrate yourself by trying to take on every goal at once.

8. Leave yourself adequate time to balance work, family and personal commitments. You may find that your New Year’s resolutions are eating up time with family, recreation or personal commitments. It may be time to take a step back and see if you have too much on your plate.

9. Avoid engaging in the old, dysfunctional behaviors that derail your progress. This is kind of an “if / then” situation. You may not be planning on dropping the ball but engaging in seemingly unrelated behaviors, or activities, may cause you to. “Sleeping late may eat up your time for, overeating may make you sluggish when,” you get the idea. Avoid derailing your progress with dysfunctional behaviors.

10. Avoid an “all or nothing mentality.” Resolute Ryan, after missing the mark, says, “Well, that’s it. I broke my New Year’s resolution. I guess I can start back up next year.” That kind of thinking will end your progress before it begins. Give yourself room to make a mistake now and then; in fact, expect mistakes.

Keeping on track with your New Year’s resolutions is a process of patience and planning. If you are willing to approach your goals intelligently and with preparation you will increase your likelihood of succeeding. I wish you the “best of planning.”

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