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.

EDUCATION SUPPORT RESEARCH GROUPS INDIVIDUALS

EDUCATION •  SUPPORT •  RESEARCH •  GROUPS •  INDIVIDUALS

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

Shape of Emotion desktop wallpaper

By 5th Place

Download our free desktop wallpaper for Shape of Emotion. It’s beautiful, colourful, exciting and will brighten up your computer’s desktop!

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Open letter: Help make the world a better place

By 5th Place

Are we doing enough? We’re talking about making the world a better place. Here at 5th Place, we thought there was room for improvement, which is why we spent a year finding out how. In the end we came up with the notion that any meaningful change starts with me. Help us make the world…

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Working your stuff aka The Man in the Mirror

By Chantal Dawtrey

In order for any change to be truly transformational there needs to be a process of letting go of the old in order to allow the new to come.

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It all starts with you

By 5th Place

“Start with yourself. Don’t be looking at all the other things. Start with you. That’s the truth.”
—Michael Jackson

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A small group can change the world

By 5th Place

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
—Margaret Mead

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The Shape of your Emotion

By Chantal Dawtrey

Our first talk about Shape of Emotion. An interactive presentation for coaches, who were given the opportunity to explore the difference between emotions and feelings and experience the shape of their emotion.

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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