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.

Understanding The Importance Of Establishing Personal Boundaries

Christian counselors deal with a huge spectrum of issues from people with mental disabilities, to families struggling with spousal infidelity or just difficulty coping with common stresses.

Many who seek our help have issues all stemming from one common area: weak or non-existent personal boundaries. As Christians, we are taught the importance of putting others’ needs ahead of our own, charity, and giving even when we have little left to give.

While these are important values to have in theory, in practice it is a little more complicated. Giving and sharing are two of the best ways to help enrich others lives which in turn usually helps better our own lives. “You give and you shall receive.”

There comes a point however, when it becomes detrimental to your own life, and not just in a physical materialistic way, like no longer having the food you donated to a shelter. No, without learning when to say “yes” or “no”, you can quickly reach a point where the situation becomes damaging.

Above & Beyond Counseling Ministries recently wrote about taking the control back in your own life, and not letting yourself become a puppet to other people’s needs by explaining five myths many believe about personal boundaries. By exploring the myths, we can see how setting boundaries allows you to keep giving without hurting yourself.

Many of the myths stem from fear of alienating or angering those around you. It is true, placing boundaries where there had previously not been any can inspire knee-jerk emotional reactions, but those who really relish your attempts to honor God with your life, or actually appreciate any support you give them will understand the need for personal boundaries.

Others fear that their boundaries will be ignored anyways, but if you let people violate your boundaries, they didn’t exist to begin with. Boundaries only become real once you hold fast to them in the face of anger or attempts to invalidate your boundaries.

Maintaining your boundaries is difficult, and at first it may even be painful for yourself to turn away others when they impede on your boundaries, but we only have one life to live, and if others are causing you personal issues, then we are being dragged away from living our lives honoring God.

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2 Responses to “Understanding The Importance Of Establishing Personal Boundaries”

  1. John Lategan November 27, 2013 at 11:18 am #

    There’s a time to say yes
    And a time to say no
    But the personal boundary line
    Is not the way to know
    For life is not simple
    And our hearts are a mess
    There’s sin and the enemy
    And all kinds of stress
    But God is now with us
    He will show us the way
    The personal boundary line
    Will lead us astray
    The Lord will lead us each moment of the day
    But we must look to Him and remember to pray.

  2. John Lategan December 11, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    ” The Lord is my shepherdI shall not want”. Psalm 23

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