Welcome to 5th Place

At 5th Place we train people, individuals, groups and organisations how to become and remain emotionally fit.

Build your emotional fitness by regularly attending an Emotional Fitness Class. We have live, online classes and recorded classes.

5th Place's College of Emotional Fitness offers courses which educate and enable you to build your emotional fitness and change your life.

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Situated in the leafy suburb of Linden, just west of Johannesburg central, lies the home of 5th Place.

At 5th Place we aim to change the narrative about mental health and emotional wellbeing. We empower people to improve their mental wellness by advocating for increased awareness and understanding, and provide specialised psychological services, either online or in person. We have a holistic, five fold approach to our interventions.

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Feel better now

At our core we are perfect and what we need to do is clear away the debris of our difficult feelings collected and built up over the years. Instead of a mind cluttered with ruminations, unfulfilled fantasies and endless regrets we invite, with Shape of Emotion, a chance to quieten the mind, connect with our emotions, and feel better now.

Latest updates and news

Egg hunts & bunny hops

By 5th Place

Our Easter wish in 2022 is that wherever you are in the world, whether you celebrate Easter or not, may you find it in your heart to support connection over conflict, community over exclusion, possibility over despair, wellbeing over welfare, and equality over hierarchy.

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Taking inspiration from Nature

By 5th Place

Nature offers us many insights and lessons into a variety of topics that we, as human beings, would do well to take notice of. We explore some of these and how, by heeding them, we can find support in journey through life.

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The Oscar Challenge 2022

By 5th Place

This year’s Oscar watching challenge, very much more challenge than Oscar revealed that the work of healing and growing is an ongoing process.

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Never a straight line

By 5th Place

Between the desire to do something and the end product arrive all matter of surprising, unintended and unplanned events. From the discovery of a 70’s paving staple to the gift of a pile of sand, a simple change becomes somewhat more complicated and ever more interesting.

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Challenged to accept what is

By 5th Place

A delightfully warm weekend visit to a magical wonderland garden presents curiouser and curiouser opportunities to accept what is.

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Celebrations in the month of love

By 5th Place

It’s February, the month of love. We celebrate a beautiful marriage and Shape of Emotion’s fourth birthday.

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About 5th Place

Positively impacting wellbeing

At 5th Place we support the physical and emotional wellbeing of people by enabling them to regulate how they feel on a scale to match the size of the problem.

Shape of Emotion

Gently and easily releasing stuck emotions

Shape of Emotion offers a tool to address the scale of the mental, emotional and physical health challenges faced by society today.

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5th Place Offerings

A variety of offerings for everyone

5th Place offers the opportunity to learn how to purposefully and consciously work with feelings and emotions, effectively manage stress and anxiety to become more present to live masterfully and mindfully.

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Today's accomplishments were yesterday’s impossibilities.

—Robert H. Schuller