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When We Crave Nostalgia After Experiencing Trauma

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When I experienced a traumatic event in my life, I found myself longing for things from my childhood. I wanted to go back to a time that didn’t have so much pain, a time where I felt safe.

I had this deep rooted need to connect with something that brought me some sense of comfort. After my life-changing injury, I drew a line of sorts and separated my life into two parts.

There was life before trauma, which I refer to as the old days, and life after trauma. And I wanted so badly to go back to the old days before I had so much to deal with.

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