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.

Neuroanthropology Opens Doors For Christian Counselors

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There is more buzz than every about neuroscience, coming out of a recent major studies and public events that have highlighted diseases of the brain, both physical and mental. With this renewed vigor in the arena of brain health has sprung a new field called neuroanthropology.

As you might have guessed, neuroanthropology combines brain study and cultural/social backgrounds of individuals to study how the lives of individuals and the influences they encounter profoundly influence the brain.

For the normally strongly secular psychology community, this is a relief to those of us interested in mental health in connection to spiritual, religious, and emotional influence. It is remarkable to think that the less religious industry would seriously consider that the social and cultural norms, including religion, could impact the brain.

Unfortunately, the more secular counseling/psychology community will likely try to keep the focus away from how religion specifically molds the psyches of individuals, but it does offer Christian counselors a chance to explore the way spiritual history, in combination with family and social culture plays a part in shaping neurological pathways.

The new field also opens up opportunities often not afforded to many Christian counselors who have been professionally hesitant toward engaging in conversations about spiritual history as part of working with patients or to bring spirituality into the conversation.

Dr. Kathie Erwin talks about the new field in the blog for the American Association of Christian Counselors, and I share her excitement at the new perspectives and understandings a cross-disciplinary field could bring to our knowledge of religion and mental health.

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