Transformational  School of Hypnotherapy

Ohio Owned and Operated.

 6230 Busch Blvd. Suite 225 Columbus, Ohio 43229

The Instructors

Executive Director

Cathy J Smith Executive Director

A Certified Stress Management Consultant/Trainer, she was originally certified as a Hypnotherapist through the American Board of Hypnotherapy.  Since 1998, Cathy has enhanced her hypnotherapy practice with training in Marie Mongan’s HypnoBirthing ® and Dr. Susan Baker’s Resilience Therapy.

Cathy recently received IACT training in Basic Hypnotherapy and Advanced Transpersonal Hypnotherapy with Patricia Price, MS, Director of the Trillium Institute in Cassadaga , NY . She received her certification through the IMDHA in November 2007.

Cathy is Co-founder of the Citadel of Inner Peace Wellness Resource Center which has served Northwest Ohio for over 10 years.  She holds certificates in many alternative and natural healing modalities.

Her quiet confidence and attitude of unconditional acceptance, along with a soothing voice, transports her clients to a place of calmness and serenity where they can experience their own rejuvenating space. To contact Cathy directly, please click here


Educational Director

Tim Ringenberg, C.Ht., Educational Director & Instructor

Tim has been a practicing hypnotherapist since 2012, currently working out of the All Life Center for Integrated Medicine in Delaware Ohio.  Coming from a coaching and management background, he applies his experience as a generalist assisting individuals dealing with desired behavioral change.  Certified in the specialties of Post traumatic Stress Disorder, Weight Control, Anxiety and in Meditation and Self-Hypnosis, Tim continually strives to add to his skill-set in order to remain on the edge of effective applications in complementary medicine.


Matt Hooks, C.Ht., Instructor

Matt has been a Certified Hypnotherapist since 2012.  In that time it has been his blessing to help countless individuals address their problems ranging from tobacco addiction, to PTSD, general anxiety, weight loss, pain management and insomnia.  He has also had the opportunity to guest lecture at Marion Community College, explaining how hypnotherapy may be integrated into the Occupational Therapy program.  


James is well and retired. He is available to all of our graduates. He can be reached at any time at 216-338-8281