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.

Neurosurgeon Sees “Heavenly” Realm During Coma

One outspoken scientist and skeptic has spent his life studying the mechanics of the brain and ignoring patient stories about having heavenly visions or experiences, but has changed his tune after his own encounter with a seemingly divine experience during a near-death event.

That scientist is Dr. Eben Alexander, and he has been an academic neurosurgeon at Harvard University. In 2008, he found himself with a nearly fatal case of bacterial meningitis. Eventually he entered a coma, with no brain activity for seven days.

To everyone at the hospital in Virginia, Alexander was unresponsive and unconscious, however, he says during that period he was on a “hyper-vivid and completely coherent odyssey” complete with butterflies and beautiful music. In this experience, he was accompanied by a beautiful, blue-eyed woman.

This experience has Alexander reconsidering the spiritual realm, going as far as to call his upcoming book “Proof of Heaven”. The doctor considered himself Christian before the coma, but had never had the faith to believe in an eternal afterlife. Now he is using his experience as scientific reasoning to believe in a consciousness after death.

The doctor has been a man of science for most of his life, including most of his time at Harvard Medical School where he taught, but his life was completely changed when he woke up at 4:30 a.m. on November 10, 2008. Suddenly, Alexander was hit with a severe pain in his back, and was paralyzed within minutes. The last thing he said before losing consciousness was “Don’t call 911.”

As any caring spouse would, his wife disregarded those words and rushed him to the hospital where he would lay comatose for his entire journey. While he experienced a magical journey, his family prepared for the worse. Suddenly, on day seven, he opened his eyes.

“While the neurons of my cortex were stunned to complete inactivity by the bacteria that had attacked them, my brain-free consciousness journeyed to another, larger dimension of the universe: a dimension I’d never dreamed existed and which the old, pre-coma me would have been more than happy to explain was a simple impossibility,” said Alexander.

His experience lead him towards God. “At the very heart of my journey [is this], that we are loved and accepted unconditionally by a God even more grand and unfathomably glorious than the one I’d learned.”

He is only now speaking out about what he saw during his time comatose, but his story is vivid and lends credence to the belief in the afterlife. For video of Alexander describing his experience, visit Leslie Larson’s article from the Daily Mail.

 

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