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

All good deeds have an impact

By 5th Place

All good deeds have an impact, no matter how small the action.

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Burning emotions

By Chantal Dawtrey

AfrikaBurn can be an emotional roller coaster at the best of times. If it doesn’t challenge you then, quite frankly, you haven’t really been to AfrikaBurn. The key is to immerse yourself in whatever shows up. And burn baby, burn.

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Do you really want to be a robot?

By Chantal Dawtrey

Do we think it would be better to be feelingless or emotionless and like a robot? Or do we want to embrace that we are feeling beings and do something to make them work for us?

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The best and most beautiful things

By 5th Place

The best and most beautiful things in the world must be felt with the heart.

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Are we failing our children when it comes to feelings?

By 5th Place

As a society we have condemned the expression of difficult feelings. What effect does this have on our children?

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No knowledge without emotion

By Chantal Dawtrey

There can be no knowledge without emotion. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul.

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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