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 Spiritual Care Process from a Scientific Perspective

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God's Light

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital

Widespread evidence shows that the interest in spirituality is not confined to individuals who attend church or who are identified as being religious (Shea, 2000).  We know that theology describes spirituality as one’s belief in God; Psychology is the expression of one’s emotional or internal motives and desires. The spiritual sociology is how people perform spiritual practice as a ritual in groups within personal relationships (Meraviglia, 1999).

Spirituality plays an important role in health and healing, as researchers are beginning to discover the connections between religious and spiritual practices on physical health and psychological health. Even though spirituality is different from religion it is often confused as being the same (Burkhardt & Nagai-Jacobsen, 2005; L. Dossey, (2002).

Clinical health care researchers — other than chaplains — are providing the evidence that spiritual issues need to be addressed or health outcomes suffer. Christian neuropsychologists add richness to explaining cognitive and behavioral functioning because of their wider framework of understanding their patients relationally, spiritually, and psychologically.

Several studies have shown the positive associations between religion and health and well-being have begun to increase as more chaplains are serving in acute care settings (Koenig, 2004).  Psychologists and other mental health professionals do not get an opportunity to focus on the spiritual domain and even when they are, they may be ill-equipped to deal with such issues in clinical practice. (Sharma, Charak, 2009)

Spirituality and the field of mental health have one common major goal- to alleviate emotional suffering. Sometimes mental health professionals misdiagnose and treat spiritual emergencies as psychotic states.

We hope in the years to come that more research can help with the spiritual framework and mental health treatment perspectives.

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