The essence of healing is connection – first, to yourself. Then, to others. Your human nature directs you to seek bonding. You are, biologically and neurologically, wired for this.
Unfortunately, when carrying unhealed trauma, you could seek harmful connections because you’re disconnected from yourself.
Trauma is that very separation from the body and emotions.- Gabor Maté.
As a result, you could feel chronically lonely.
Cultivating meaningful, healthy connections, on the other hand, helps you heal and thrive. For this to happen, being intentional in shifting your priorities in relationships is crucial, especially in your relationship with yourself.
Check out the blog to learn more about why chronic loneliness is a trauma symptom, and what you can do about it: https://www.undertheoakswellness.com/post/hungry-for-connection