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 Use of Art Therapy in Spiritual Care


Van Gogh, Painting, DepressionI remember taking an Art Therapy course during my undergraduate program a few years ago.  It was a powerful experience for me, and I personally experienced emotional healing that took place as we used art as a form of therapy. Sometimes when we cannot verbalize our emotions, we can express them through music and in some cases, through art therapy.

Art therapy is an impactful, creative tool that can be used in children’s therapy and in spiritual care sessions. We as spiritual care leaders can use art therapy to see what is going on in the family. This is an excellent tool for marriages that have communication problems or a child who has difficulty expressing him/herself. It is a great conversation tool. Children can be encouraged to keep an artistic reflective journal.

God is the Master of Arts, and He created wonderful colors and majestically designed the universe. We can be in awe looking at the creation around us; the beautiful mountains and the streams of water flowing from the mountain tops.  Just for that one second, life is on hold. We forget our troubles and just ponder His goodness. In that moment, we can believe if God created the heavens, the stars and the moon, surely, He can take care of our problems.

I encourage you during the holiday season to visit the Art Museum(s), and ponder what the artist(s) was thinking when he created that magnificent piece of art.

For pastors, art therapy is a great tool to bring yourself to a restful place in times of stressful moments, while supporting your own personal growth.  Brookhaven Hospital’s Renewal Christian Care program is here to serve you. Our next Pastoral Seminar will be on Thursday, December 10th,  2015.  Please call 918-438-4257 for more information.  We look forward to seeing you there.

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