One-on-one Shape of Emotion sessions

One-on-one Shape of Emotion sessions take place face-to-face or via video call (Zoom / Skype). Here’s all the info you need in terms of duration, preparation and cost.


Dealing with difficult emotions

If you are plagued by difficult emotions that are keeping you stuck but you really don't want to spend time unpacking the what, why or how of it all, a course of Shape of Emotion sessions will bring you relief without any need to tell your story.

How to deal with stress & anxiety

If you are dealing with persistent anxiety, or are overwhelmed by the difficult emotions triggered by stress; if you want relief from gnawing concern and worry or feel incapable of moving past anger, a series of one on one Shape of Emotion sessions will assist you to a more resourceful state.

What happens at a one on one Shape of Emotion session?

Coaching with less talking and more feeling

Shape of Emotion one on one sessions are similar to coaching sessions with less talking and more feeling. The process is facilitated and supported by a qualified Shape of Emotion coach who will guide you on an inner journey to feel, find and describe your inner state. The Shape of Emotion model is utilised to clear and release difficult emotions and to open positive emotions.

No need for the story

The session is largely content free, although some framing and context is usually required. There is no analysis and no deep discussion into the reasons why you feel the way you do or where it comes from. There is no opportunity for judgment, and any feelings of guilt or shame are cleared without you even having to name them. The process is safe, gentle and non-invasive.

How long is a session?

The first session is 90 minutes long — the extra time is used for us to get some background and understand more about why you are coming for the sessions. All sessions following this are 60 minutes in duration.

Number of sessions required

It is recommended that you initially attend 3 consecutive sessions a week apart with a week’s break to process the changes. After this week’s break, sessions are held every two weeks for a short period of time and then moving into a monthly maintenance programme.

Shape of Emotion quickly and gently relieves stress, anxiety and other difficult emotions

Face to face sessions

5th Place runs a practice out of Linden, a suburb situated approximately 10 km north-west of the Johannesburg CBD. In order to get the most out of the Shape of Emotion session, we recommend you:

  • Dress comfortably
  • Have a clear idea or sense of what you want to achieve, fix, heal, improve or resolve
  • Be prepared to connect with your feelings – it is all about emotions, after all!

Skype, Zoom or telephone Shape of Emotion

Like face-to-face Shape of Emotion sessions, Zoom sessions usually run for an hour. For a Shape of Emotion session to be conducted in this way it is necessary that you have at least one face to face session with video on so that you know where to touch. As with the face-to-face sessions, here are a few guidelines for getting the most from the session:

  • Dress comfortably
  • Have a good sense or idea of what you want to achieve, fix, heal, improve or resolve
  • Be prepared to connect with your feelings
  • Be in a quiet space where you won’t be disturbed for the duration of the session
  • Switch off your mobile phone (unless you are using it for the session)
  • Have a box of tissues handy
  • Pour yourself a medium sized glass of water


All one-on-one sessions — face-to-face and Skype or telephonic Shape of Emotion sessions — are charged at R850 ($62 USD) per hour. Payment is accepted via PayPal or direct deposit (EFT) or cash.


If you can’t make a session

If you can’t make a session, we are always happy to change it on the understanding that you give us at least 48 hours’ notice to cancel or move it. This gives us the opportunity to accommodate someone else who wants a session.

Sessions cancelled with less than 48 hours’ notice or completely missed will incur a cancellation fee equal to the cost of the session – R850 ($62 USD).

How do I move or cancel my session?

Cancellations should be made either by email: [email protected] or by WhatsApp: +27 83 601 4239.


All sessions are offered in English.


The best time for Shape of Emotion

Any time is a good time for Shape of Emotion. But if you are looking to work out the best time for a session or an appointment and are internationally based, use the time zone information below. 5th Place is located in Johannesburg where the time is now:

  • SAST: Thu Apr 2, 2020 - 23:53


  • BST: Thu Apr 2, 2020 - 22:53

Los Angeles

  • PDT: Thu Apr 2, 2020 - 14:53

New York

  • EDT: Thu Apr 2, 2020 - 17:53


  • AEDT: Fri Apr 3, 2020 - 08:53

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