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.

The Patterns That Detour Us From Healing

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In the mental health field, we spend a lot of time looking for patterns; mostly looking for patterns in behavior or emotions. The patterns of feelings and thoughts are almost all we have to diagnose ailments, and patterns in behavior are some of our best tools for trying to help patients learn positive treatment techniques.

We also often see common patterns of regression, oppression, or otherwise detours from healthy recovery which typically comes from early wounds of rejection, abandonment, isolation, or abuse. These feelings can create cycles or torment which only get worse as the individual gets older unless there is intervention.

That intervention comes in identifying the bad habits and behaviors that cause us to get distracted from healthy living and healing. Phyllis Tarbox recently discussed these habits and how they can hurt individuals and those around them.

  1. Cares of the World – We often lose perspective on what is important and can become disillusioned by the world around us. We need to keep our eyes on those who help and support us, and the powerful love of God.
  2. Anxiety – Allowing our anxiety to get out of hand prevents us from peace and happiness we should rightfully feel. Anxiety often comes out of lack of perspective and inner friction which we work to manage.
  3. Resentment – Holding grudges keeps us from moving forward. There are many who have wronged us through life, some more than others, but it is important to remember the forgiveness of our lord and try to live in his spirit. Forgiveness is hard, but we must all try to let go of what holds us back.
  4. Grief – Grief has a very real function in loss, but when we grieve for too long we begin to refuse happiness that comes to us. We defer hope and allow negative forces to oppress us. When we lose hope, we often then lose expectation of God even when he is working to try lift us up again.
  5. Accusation – There is always one who uses accusation to remind us of what we have done wrong. While we must accept our errors and work to right them, we must also learn to not condemn or accuse those around us, or to hold the grudges that lead to accusations. Conviction can lead to grace, but condemnation only creates shame.

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One Response to “The Patterns That Detour Us From Healing”

  1. Paul A. Harvey September 10, 2014 at 11:54 am #

    “Allowing our Anxiety to get out of hand” presumes a conscious role in the process of its creation. As someone with PTSD I know that Anxiety is a chemical process that I cannot always control without medication.

    Similarly, the “lack of perspective and inner friction which we work to manage.” is blaming the victim at its worse. I could not control any aspect of the events that created my anxiety. I was fine before that trauma, was managing my “inner friction,” and certainly was not lacking in perspective.

    I understand the your comments are “generic” and won’t everyone’s situation, but I just thought you would like to know how it made me feel…

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