Emotional Fitness Class

Feel better by releasing and letting go of any concerns, worries, anxieties, fears and other negative emotions that may be assailing you. Regain you agency by choosing what emotion to clear or release. Feel calmer, more centred, clear and sleep better after an Emotional Fitness Class.

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Find your next Emotional Fitness Class

Monday, Wednesday & Friday
06:30 CAT (21:30 PDT)

Tuesday & Thursday
17:00 CAT (08:00 PDT)

Classes are online via Insight Timer

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What is an Emotional Fitness Class?

Difficult emotions such as stress, anxiety, despondency, depression, sadness and anger can cause discomfort and distress. These emotions and feelings can keep us awake at night and deplete us of energy needed to live a healthy life.

At an Emotional Fitness Class you are offered the opportunity to release and let go of these feelings so you get some relief. During the 60 minute class you will be guided through a mindfulness and bodyfulness process called Shape of Emotion that will help you feel better.

There is no talking or sharing, this is your inner, personal work

The process is similar to a guided meditation.

There's no talking. No sharing. Just you & the process.

You release one difficult emotion (stress, worry, anxiety, etc.)

You expand one supportive emotion or state (calm, peace, etc.)

You don't need any previous experience with Shape of Emotion.

All ages are welcome, it's a child-friendly process.

The duration of the class is one hour.

There is no charge for the class, the class is free.

If you find the class of value consider making a donation.

Feedback on the Shape of Emotion experience

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How do you develop emotional fitness?

What happens in a class

During the class we release at least one difficult emotion, and open and embrace one positive or supportive emotion. Our emotions are constructed through our senses, socialization, education and upbringing. They are also layered. We encourage you to work with what comes up in the moment but preferably not a long-held issue like trauma or grief. These need time and more focused work. You wouldn't try to run a marathon without some form of training and the same goes for this work. We start with the top layers and go deeper over time. That said, the idea is to not overthink it. Just to work with what comes up. We give you the cues and guidance as we go along.

Delivered on Insight Timer

We use Insight Timer as the platform for our Emotional Fitness Classes. Insight Timer is a meditation app that needs to be downloaded. It is free to download and use. Find us, Matthew & Chantal, on Insight Timer and follow us to get reminded of all the upcoming Live Emotional Fitness Classes. Real freedom from difficult emotions is right at your fingertips.

After the class

There are different ways the Emotional Fitness Class and Shape of Emotion can affect you. These can include feeling calm and peaceful, sleepy and wiped out, elated, full of energy and euphoric. In all cases the advice is the same - take it easy.

Be gentle, quiet and supportive of yourself. During the first hour after the class, drink plenty of water. Avoid alcohol, sugary drinks and refined foods. Also do your best to avoid people, places and situations that may be loud or challenging so you don't get over-stimulated.

When the body lets go too

Shape of Emotion works at a deep and profound level and on the structure of your emotions. On occasion, you may also experience some body symptoms related to letting go. These can be: burping; coughing; crying; eyes watering; hiccups; mild diarrhoea; nausea; runny nose; rumbling tummy; shudders or shakes; sneezing and yawning.

It's important to remember these are not side effects of the Emotional Fitness Class and Shape of Emotion. They are your body's way of continuing the letting go process. It's a natural thing and usually passes within a short time - a couple of hours or a day at most. These symptoms are an illustration of the beautiful, complex and unique ways we are wired together.

Explore 5th Place and Shape of Emotion

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.

Who is 5th Place and why the name?

Explore the people behind 5th Place and what inspires us. There is also a story behind the choice of the name. It is short.

What Is Shape Of Emotion?

Shape of Emotion is a model, process and tool of how we structure, store, represent and regulate our inner feeling states.

News and updates

We regularly publish news, updates, tips and insights on our work, mindfulness, emotional wellbeing and mental health. Read them here.

Impacting Wellbeing

Who is 5th Place and why the name?

What Is Shape Of Emotion?

News and updates

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.

Explore the people behind 5th Place and what inspires us. There is also a story behind the choice of the name. It is short.

Shape of Emotion is a model, process and tool of how we structure, store, represent and regulate our inner feeling states.

We regularly publish news, updates, tips and insights on our work, mindfulness, emotional wellbeing and mental health. Read them here.

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Emotions are celebrated and repressed, analyzed and medicated, adored and ignored — but rarely, if ever, are they honored.

—Karla McLaren