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.

Introspective Holiday Bliss

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The holiday season is a great time to get together with friends, family and loved one’s and enjoy the season’s spirit; however, the season can also be fraught with stressors and emotional pitfalls. There are many things that are beneficial to keep in mind throughout the holidays. Being self-aware could save you some cleanup efforts later. Here are a few of my thoughts on the holidays:

Impulse shopping:

It is easy to get caught-up in the magic of Christmas advertisements, discounted prices and charitable will. However, for many, if not most, it is a good idea to take a personal inventory of past budgeting successes and or failures around this time of year. If you know that you are an emotional buyer, perhaps giving yourself a budget that you choose not to exceed would be of help. If you know of someone who is structured financially you might be surprised at the advice and accountability that they are willing to offer if you simply ask. Avoid credit cards and no interest plans that help one to postpone personal responsibly. In short, if you don’t have it, don’t spend it. You will thank yourself later and just maybe focus a little more on the reason for the season.

Know your triggers:

The holidays can be a blessing for some and a curse for others. Ultimately, however, it is how one perceived past events, or current situations, that determines attitudes about them. For some, Christmas and the New Year are a wonderful time devoid of any social ills or regrets. For others the energy of holiday gatherings can lead to social pressures, excessive drinking, regrettable behaviors, etc. Conversely, the holidays can be a reminder of separation from family or loved ones and cause loneness for others. Be aware of the triggers specific to your holiday environment and arrange for countermeasures. Knowing what triggers your problems can help you plan to avoid them. For some, having a nondrinking friend, family member or church member in the holiday mix can help. For others, involvement in community events or volunteer groups around the holidays could help to stave off feelings of isolation or loneliness. Preplanning and structuring holiday events with awareness of one’s triggers can be a great help.

Overeating:

Abraham Maslow presented the foundational ideas about the hierarchy of needs. The need to feel safe, to have food and shelter, are certainly more basic needs largely met in our society (largely). One would think then that our shared societal abundance would preclude us from grabbing a hold of every piece of chicken, stuffing, cake, pie and so on that we see to eat until we pass out from a lack of oxygen. However, that hunter gatherer within just has to stock up on every last morsel of food during holiday dinners to avoid the imminent starvation during the preceding hours before our next meal. Take to task your instinctual desire to eat everything in sight with the realization that there is always more. Eat until you are content, not stuffed, knowing that if you must eat more there is abundance available to do so later.

Overall, maintaining a healthy balance of work, rest, social activities and personal time is key during the holidays. Often being merry also means burning the candle at both ends of the stick. Make sure to prioritize your personal time and rest in the midst of the overabundance of community, family, food, and gifting glee. In the end, taking time out for yourself will help you to enjoy your time with others all that much more. Avoid the holiday roller coaster of emotions by taking adequate time for yourself, preplanning, and being aware of your triggers.

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