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.

Mindfulness and Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

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Mindfulness and Christianity are not necessarily at odds as some may think.  Mindfulness and meditation are sometimes readily discounted in the Christian community because of an association with Buddhism.  Mindfulness can be easily integrated into one’s Christian faith, however.  Romans 12:2 states “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”

We all have a tendency toward mindlessness which leads us to take things for granted.  Part of that is due to living in a culture that constantly asks us to strive for more—more money, clothes, toys for the kids or things for our home.  When we are focused on the pursuit of these goals, we can get stuck in a focus on the future.   This can create an “I’ll be happy when…” sort of attitude.  “I’ll be happy when I get a nicer car,” for example, completely skips over the fact that we have a car that gets us from here to there.  “I’ll be happy when I lose weight,” is a concept that might keep us from appreciating our general health.

A quick check of the definition of mindfulness tells us it is deceptively simple.  Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment.  Becoming aware of all that is around us is a pathway to cultivating an attitude of gratitude.  Even though paying attention to the present moment seems effortless, it takes practice.  It is all too easy to mindlessly float from task to task throughout our day.  Our busy lifestyles combined with a focus on future attainments can make it difficult to identify all that we have to be grateful for in our life.  There are steps we can take toward mindfulness right now by tuning in to our breathing.  Another way to sidestep mindlessness is to notice not only our surroundings, but also our body’s responses to those surroundings.  Once we begin by taking moments throughout the day to focus on what we are actually doing, we are likely to find we are often involved in one task while engaged in thinking about something else.  In the wise words of the character Ferris Beuller, “Life moves pretty fast.  If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

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