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

Would you like a super power?

By 5th Place

When you think of superhuman powers, it’s usually the physical ones that come to mind. What if I offered you a superpower that works on the inside. A superpower that’s right at your fingertips, ready to assist in times of need.

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2022, tell us what you want

By 5th Place

2022 has been a little sticky starting for us at 5th Place. There has been an ungainly dance of two steps forward and five stumbling steps back and three to the side. It’s left us curious about how the rest of the year will flow.

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It’s that time again

By 5th Place

A new year brings new opportunities to plan and dream. Here’s an overview of the seven step outline Matthew uses with his clients. By using it you too can achieve your goals and dreams in 2022.

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When things splutter and stall

By 5th Place

Ever had a week of hiccups and scrapes? Where nothing flows and it feels like you are falling over everything and falling out with everyone? We had one. It was not pretty. We survived to tell the tale.

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Doing it on our own

By 5th Place

We have reproduced our mini audio-course “How to Master your Emotions” on our own platform, added a few bonus tracks and offer it to you here with a little gift to celebrate the holidays!

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How to succeed at everything

By 5th Place

To achieve greatness, mastery, goals or any other form of success, it comes down to one simple thing.

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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