Build your Emotional Fitness

At 5th Place we train people, groups and organisations how to
become and remain emotionally fit through
coaching, therapy and training.

Emotional Fitness Coaching

Get the relief you want from stress, anxiety, burnout & other mental health challenges that come from living & working in today's world.

Mental training for athletes

The difference between winning and losing at the highest level of sports play comes down to who is better prepared emotionally.

Emotional Fitness College

5th Place's Emotional Fitness College offers courses which educate and enable you to build your emotional fitness and change your life.

Chantal Dawtrey & Matthew Green

The home of Emotional Fitness

We're emotional fitness experts, trainers & coaches

Welcome to 5th Place. We are Chantal Dawtrey and Matthew Green and we are emotional fitness experts, trainers and coaches.

Low levels of emotional fitness costs us in all areas of our life

In our experience, poor emotional fitness means you don’t properly take care of yourself, those you care about or the environment.

Low levels of emotional fitness, in other words an inability to manage our increasing stress levels, chronic anxiety, deepening depression and other mental health issues costs us in all areas of our life.

  • It costs us in our relationships and our communities,
  • It costs us in our health,
  • It costs us in our ability to learn and study,
  • It costs us in our ability to earn money,
  • It costs businesses because employees are not present, productive or engaged.

We have seen first hand that being emotionally fit leads to improved physical, psychological and relational health and will transform the experience of your life.



We train people, individuals, groups and organisations on how to become and remain emotionally fit. Our Emotional Fitness training is based on the most recent developments in Neuroscience and utilises a pioneering body / mind process called Shape of Emotion. To date many thousands of individuals from all over the world have attested to the effectiveness of our programmes.

We have a holistic, five fold approach to our interventions.



5th Place Emotional Fitness College

Our Emotional Fitness College offers a number of courses for you to build your Emotional Fitness. currently we support overall emotional fitness and anxiety. More courses are currently in the works for anger, burnout, depression, sleep, and stress.

Emotional Fitness Class

For a healthier, happier, more engaged you.

How to master your emotions

Learn how to feel better by learning how to feel, better.

Emotional Fitness Class for anxiety

Instant relief from anxiety. Go from wound up to calmed down.

Emotional Fitness insights and updates

Explore the latest news and information from people, friends and clients about emotional fitness. We share stories, testimonials, ideas and tips and more from around the world. We invite you to stay connected with our community as, together, we make the world a better place by building emotional fitness. Updates are published mid-week.

The novel and the unusual

By 5th Place

A week of wonder and sun, as we engaged in some novel activities. A trip to the beach, some spring cleaning and not only for humans, and a good laugh with three larger than life ladies. A different couple of days made for an interesting and energising time.


Hope is the thing

By 5th Place

This week was all about that little glimmer or spark that can ignite even the darkest of times. Hope. With World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September, this difficult topic is faced with the offer of hope as a means to build resilience and grit. Matthew shares his own personal story.


Grappling with grit

By 5th Place

A week of being out and sharing our work. We find ourselves back walking after more than four weeks off. An exploration of grit and resilience offers us ample opportunities to practise it.


Resistance and relevance

By 5th Place

More cold weather leads to gripes and complaints when resistance to what is takes over. Catching ourselves on the playground of negativity we turned to a more positive light and were reminded of the relevance of building emotional fitness.


Dealing with disappointment

By 5th Place

Warmer weather brought a bit of hope but disappointment stamped out the excitement and anticipation of long awaited trips and great games. While being tested to accept what is, we focused on some insights and motivation for building emotional fitness in the youth.


What is a world without women?

By 5th Place

A week where the bug baton was passed to Matthew, while the focus on women led us to ask the question: What needs to shift to make real change? A warm welcome for our retreat site visit and a splendid rugby performance rounded out a full and varied week.


About 5th Place

Positively impacting wellbeing

At 5th Place we support the physical and emotional wellbeing of people by enabling and educating them on how to build emotional fitness. We can do this one-on-one or on a scale to match the size of the problem with groups of any size.

Shape of Emotion

Building emotional fitness

Shape of Emotion offers a tool to build emotional fitness and address the scale of the mental, emotional and physical health challenges faced by society today.


5th Place Offerings

Emotional fitness offerings for everyone

5th Place offers the opportunity to learn how to become and remain emotionally fit. Being emotionally fit leads to improved physical, psychological and relational health and will transform the experience of your life.

Today's accomplishments were yesterday’s impossibilities.

—Robert H. Schuller