A model, process and tool for emotion regulation and emotional fitness
Shape of Emotion is a model, process and tool of how we structure, store, represent and regulate our inner feeling states. It is a way to gently and easily release stuck emotions that can lead to depression, anxiety, increased stress and physical illness. Regular practice of Shape of Emotion will build emotional fitness.*
Working at the intersection of mindfulness and affective science, 5th Place developed Shape of Emotion as one way to address the scale of the mental health problem that stands in the way of learning, potential and hope.
Working directly with the somatic feeling, Shape of Emotion allows for a return to a centred and resourceful state, with or without the intervention of another party.
Shape of Emotion can be used to down-regulate negative difficult emotions as well as up-regulate positive supportive emotions. It can be used by almost anyone of any age. The youngest person we have on record is 6 and the oldest is 77.
Shape of Emotion is safe, gentle and can be used on its own or as a complementary process to any other therapeutic, coaching or care-giving offering. The key differentiator, and why it is a tool for the times, is that Shape of Emotion can be used in groups.
* Building emotional fitness is a holistic process incorporating the 5 pillars of a 5th Place, namely: thinking, feeling, moving, nourishing and relating.
Why we chose to develop Shape of Emotion
In this video Chantal and Matthew discuss why they developed Shape of Emotion, offer an overview of what an Emotional Fitness Class is and also explain why you don't need to label or name your emotions in order to feel better.