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.

Research Validates a Need for Christian Care


The Power of Christian CareFor 30 years, Harvard scientist Herbert Benson, MD, has been studying the power of prayer. He hypothesizes that the healing effects of prayer are linked to repetition of words and sounds. “For Buddhists, prayer is meditation. For Catholics, it’s the rosary. For Jews, it’s called dovening. For Protestants, it’s centering prayer. Every single religion has its own way of doing it.”

As the individual enters an altered state of concentration, their parietal lobe circuits begin to erode their perceived distinctions between their self and the universe. The limbic system also becomes activated, which regulates the autonomic nervous system, blood pressure, heart rate and metabolism. In short, there is a true physiological benefit to prayer.

This has led to doctors advocating meditation and prayer-based therapies including mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), a type of meditation that has been shown to reduce depression relapse risk by 50% (Hoffman, 2010; Piet and Hoogard 2011).

Harold Koenig, MD, associate professor of medicine and psychiatry at Duke, is the lead author of the Handbook of Religion and Health which compiles nearly 1,200 studies dealing with the link between prayer and health. These studies reveal that religious people tend to live healthier lives. Some powerful statistics from these studies include:

  • Hospitalized individuals who never attended church have an average stay of three times longer than people who attended regularly.
  • Heart patients were 14 times more likely to die following surgery if they did not participate in a religion.
  • Elderly people who never or rarely attended church had a stroke rate double that of people who attended regularly.
  • In Israel, religious people had a 40% lower death rate from cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Christians won’t likely find these statistics alarming—you’ve likely already experienced the power of God in your life. However, these statistics reinforce the need for patients’ spirituality to be taken into account during treatment. Prayer and meditation-based therapies have exhibited real results and should not be discounted by the secular medical community. Though religion in-and-of-itself shouldn’t be prescribed as a sole treatment option, Christian care can work to integrate an individual’s spirituality with high tech health treatments and cutting edge psychiatry and psychotherapy in order to offer a powerful path to recovery.

According to Harold Koenig, “We’re advocating that the doctor should learn what the spiritual needs of the patient are… it’s very sensible.”

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