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

Spring day dance off

By Matthew Green

It was fortunate for me that Spring day – 1 September – and my weekly Friday visit to Emseni Primary School coincided. As part of the fund raising activities the school was holding a dance off.

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PechaKucha: When is a rose not a rose

By Matthew Green

This is the title of my PechaKucha talk on beliefs. I’ll be covering what beliefs are, how they are formed and how everything in our life is affected and governed by them.

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PfP community building workshop

By Matthew Green

Part of the PfP leadership development & principal support process is a 2 day community building workshop. 

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Partners for Possibility business partner

By Matthew Green

In a sudden, exciting, turn of events, I have been gifted the opportunity of being a Partners for Possibility (PfP) business partner. 

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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