Embark on a Personal Development Journey to Vitality, Self-Acceptance,
and Creative Freedom

on a Journey
to Vitality,
and Creative Freedom

I help you overcome the inner blockages that hold you back

Welcome! My name is Benedikt Schmidt and I'm a psychologist and coach who specialises in helping people find the clarity, motivation, and inspiration they need to create a life they love.

Whether you're feeling stuck or looking to connect more deeply with your body and emotions, I'm here to help.

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 lot of empathy.

Dr Vera Popper

Experience Positive Change

My coaching helps you to overcome blockages in a holistic way and to stand up for the life you know or don't yet know is possible, whether for yourself, in your relationships, or in your career.

With Follow The River, I share the 13+ years of experience of my own personal development, as well as the knowledge that stems from working with clients, psychological training, and my research work as a positive psychologist for one of the European leaders in positive psychology, Professor Ilona Boniwell.


My Coaching Approach

At Follow the River, I use the hypnosystemic approach, a powerful combination of hypnotherapy and systemic therapy. It draws on the expertise of renowned hypnotherapist Dr Milton Erickson, alongside other experts like psychosomatic specialist Dr Gunther Schmidt and Dr Vera Popper.

In that tradition, and unlike hypnosis approaches that rely on formal trance induction techniques or hypnotic monologues, my sessions prioritise a collaborative and competence-focused dialogue. This approach empowers clients to access their own inner resources, develop new perspectives, and make positive changes in their lives.

  • Solution-focused
  • Resource-activating
  • Collaborative
  • Embodied
  • Holistic

Begin your journey towards a fulfilling and balanced life.

Without having to travel to the other side of town.

Flexible Availability

Two different session durations, evening sessions, and a streamlined booking process gives you all the flexibility.

Online Sessions

Attend the sessions from anywhere in the world or from the comfort of your home. Especially helpful if you have a busy schedule or mobility difficulties.

Easy Cancellations

If you can't make it to the appointment, simply cancel the session up to 24 hours before and receive a full refund.

What Clients Say

Mathias S.

Entrepreneur, Vienna

Powerful transformation

I recently had a coaching session with Benedikt, and it was truly transformational. He has a gift for helping people gain clarity and insight into their lives, and he creates a safe and supportive space for exploration and growth. His calm and open-hearted nature makes it easy to feel at ease and truly explore yourself.

Baptiste Barennes

Naturopath, Versailles

That was liberating
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 was able to understand what each side wanted for me.

Kate B.

Musician, Los Angeles

Transformed my negative attitudes

With Benedikt, I ended up learning information about myself that I never would have guessed was there. I was able to separate what my culture was pressuring me to do from what was actually my own highest self, and how it was actually not the self that I was nurturing most at the time.

how the process looks like


Schedule your initial consultation

Book an initial consultation with me to discuss your goals and how I can help you achieve them.


Choose your package

Select a coaching package that suits your needs and receive the Google Meet link for our session straight to your inbox. Payment options include PayPal, credit card, and SEPA. 


Start your coaching

Connect with me online from the comfort of your own home and take the next step towards your personal growth and well-being.

You can Book your Coaching here



/90 min

(Only 110€ in a package)

  • Professional support
  • Online
  • Uncomplicated
  • Immediate start
  • Also available as a package for deeper transformation and lasting change


/60 min

(Only 75€ in a package)

  • Professional support
  • Online
  • Uncomplicated
  • Immediate start
  • Also available as a package for deeper transformation and lasting change

More Testimonials

I would recommend online consultations with Benedikt based on his skills to warm up the conversation while letting you feel understood and accepted. 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.

Dr Valery O. Radiologist

Benedikt is an authentic coach with a lot of sensitivity and understanding. He is always positive and gives you a motivating feeling. Benedikt understood my problem immediately and the coaching session with him has already enriched me a lot. Already the next day, I was able to implement things in my everyday life and I notice how I gain quality of life day by day.

Sabine Teacher

Benedikt provided me with great empathy during a difficult time, helping me to tap into my inner resources and insights. His proactive communication style, both offline and online, opened up a new, restorative path for me. Thank you!

Robert S. Media Professional

19 - 25 May 2024 | Labenne, South of France

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