I finished my structured program a couple weeks ago. Everyday I do a little reading or journaling but I still have this burning lingering feeling on my right side. It is like 85% better than it was but if I lay on my right side, I always feel it and cannot stay there for long. I realize I always go to my right side to see if the pain is there - always checking in with it. There have been days after a huge emotional release that it is completely gone and I feel so grateful in those moments. I've have had some really difficult issues at school with my special needs son and I have been very angry about it. Trying to process and let it go. Anyway, has anyone read Eckhart Tolle - A New Earth? This has helped me to remove all the pain. He has a chapter on the pain body. It has helped me so much. He talks about two ducks getting into a fight, which never lasts long. They separate and float off in the opposite direction. Then each duck will flap its wings vigorously a few times, thus releasing surplus energy that built up during the fight. After they flap their wings, they float on peacefully, as if nothing happened. This imagery was so powerful for me. I realized how much of the negative thinking that remains after I am angry or even thinking about my past. I still now think about my past experiences. I realize the cells in my body carry that thinking and create pain. As soon as I read this passage in the book, I realized how important it is to process the emotions (fear, anger, sadness, shame) and literally let it go and shake it off. My pain is gone now. I know this is nothing new to let go of the past but it helped me and I wanted to share. The concept of mindfulness and being present is so important for my healing. It is reprogramming my brain to stop going to to the hurt to protect myself but it is really what is necessary to keep the pain from coming back.