It's time for more vitality...

... and people who are in their power. Because they stand up for the life their heart knows is possible.


Welcome to Follow the River, your coaching for vitality and zest for life.

As a psychologist and coach I support individuals and teams with private and business concerns. I accompany them on the way to their goals, through difficult times and during reorientations.

I look forward to getting to know you.

Benedikt Schmidt

Coherent solutions for your concerns, so that the river of your life flows again.

With Follow The River I have made it my mission to support people like you on the path back to their aliveness. Here you will find guidance to follow your inner compass and rediscover lightness and freedom with a new zest for life.

In my work with Follow the River I combine hypnosystemic, solution-focused and embodiment approaches.

Get support for your concerns - without having to travel to the other side of town.

Professional support to live a vital, authentic and affirming life.

Online and uncomplicated.

Violeta M.



After each coaching session with Benedikt I was more connected to my heart and felt the love in me, for me and for others more strongly. Thank you so much for this gift, Benedikt!

Benedikt enables you to go deep inside yourself to find the answers there. For this he relies mainly on the sensation of the body. I had two inner directions on a topic and through the coaching I was able to understand what each side wanted for me. That was liberating; it's something I can use throughout my life.

Baptiste Barennes



Dr. Vera Popper


Organisational Consultant Vienna

With an unerring eye for and on the resources of his counterpart, Benedikt manages to accompany and explore even difficult topics with great ease - and does so with a big heart for the good reasons of the (still) unloved sides of his coachees. He is great to be on the journey with, looking for new possibilities for familiar topics.
Benedikt raised my awareness of inner forces and possibilities of insight in a mentally challenging situation with great empathy and thus gave me support. His proactive approach in both personal and digital contact has put me on a new, healing path. Thank you!

Pius S.

Media professional





Benedikt knows how to warm up the conversation while letting you feel understood and accepted. Above all, his expertise in embodiment psychology allowed me to find the missing associations and provide explanations along with answers to questions I struggle with in life. He also proposes practical and easy-to-follow solutions to coping with stressful situations. Sessions with Benedikt are a valuable time for me, which he dedicates to what I want and look for as it also comes to my choices of how the conversation should evolve.

The Follow The River Intro Course

This intro course shows you how to bring your vitality back into your life. On six stations you will learn everything from mindfulness to patterns to emotions and enjoyment, how to get back into your power.

Do you want to find your inner power again?

Are you looking for professional support to lead a vital, authentic and affirming life?

Then perhaps this individual coaching is just the right thing for you!