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Resilience Coaching

Firstbeat Lifestyle Assessments

Responding to the Covid-19 Crisis.

With the outbreak of the Coronavirus, our lives have been thrown into turmoil and we are all having to adapt quickly to a new way of working and living. Being in tune with our body, building a new robust lifestyle and choosing behaviours that enhance our wellbeing give us control in this time of uncertainty.

Lifestyle & Behavioural Coaching has been designed specifically for crises such as this to pinpoint subjective lifestyle and behavioural changes that will improve wellbeing and performance.

What is Lifestyle and Behavioural Coaching?

Our Lifestyle & Behavioural Coaching is comprised of two parts:

1. A 3-Day Lifestyle Assessment – using the ‘Firstbeat Bodyguard 2 device’

The Firstbeat Lifestyle Assessment measures Heart Rate Variability (HRV). HRV is the single best physiological indicator of how the body deals with stress. Covid-19 has compounded our stress by significantly impacting the way we live and the way we work in a very short period of time. This device identifies how these new stressors have impacted on your body and what you can do to negate that impact.

The device is sent to the individual’s home. Full instructions for use are included. The individual wears the device for 3 days and maintains a detailed diary of his/her activities throughout that time. At the end of the 3 days the device is returned by post using the self-addressed envelope provided. 

2. 50-Minute Coaching Session – review of the assessment report to identify and implement required lifestyle & behavioural changes

In this Zoom/skype session the individual receives detailed feedback on his/her report which identifies the moment by moment events that create stress (e.g. conference call with a client) & recovery (e.g. 10 minute mindfulness session). Together with an analysis of sleep, and whether the individual is getting enough physical activity, the report identifies the specific factors that impact on the individual’s wellbeing & performance and what can be done to improve them. Advice will be particularly geared around the challenges of working from, and exercising at, home.

Employers who arrange assessments for 7+ employees are also provided a group report which provides anonymised results and highlights areas where teams need further investment and support.

Who is it for?

Everyone who is looking to best manage the enforced changes to their lifestyle and behaviour as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. With over 200,000 assessments, the Firstbeat Lifestyle Assessment has been proven to balance stress & recovery during times of uncertainty, fine tune behaviours and sharpen performance.

Follow up assessments, additional coaching and online workshops are also available to support individuals under stress to effect behaviour change and further refine lifestyle choices.


  1. 3-Day Lifestyle Assessment – typically this will take 7 days from when the employee orders the device through to the report being produced (n.b contingent on the employee starting the measurement in a timely manner.)
  2. 50-Minute Coaching Session – Once the individual’s report has been produced, a Cognacity Coach will contact the employee to arrange their coaching session via Zoom or over the phone.


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