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Offline fairbanks

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Hakomi Method
« on: May 05, 2022, 07:13:15 pm »
There has been controversy over this popular "mindful somatic psychotherapy" practice called Hakomi Method, because 'Hakomi' is a Hopi word. The name supposedly came in a dream by a anthropologist student of Hopi Elder, David Monongye. This person (David Winters) then supposedly asked for permission from David Monongye to use the name for their psychotherapy practice and was granted it. This isn't the first time a non-native has made claims through David Monongye. Now it's of course impossible to verify any of this since Monongye passed away years ago. This is a Buddhist/Taoist inspired body-based psychotherapy practice with a Hopi name. I'm wondering if anyone has anything else on this Hakomi Institute. Thanks!

Offline cellophane

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Re: Hakomi Method
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2022, 11:27:57 pm »
In the US trademark registry (there's no permanent link that I could find. You have to search under "HAKOMI")

Word Mark   HAKOMI
Translations   "HAKOMI" is an ancient Hopi Indian word which means "who are you?".
Goods and Services   IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Educational services, namely, providing seminars and workshops in the field of psychotherapy. FIRST USE: 19810201. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19810201
Mark Drawing Code   (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number   76049880
Filing Date   May 16, 2000
Current Basis   1A
Original Filing Basis   1A
Published for Opposition   September 18, 2001
Registration Number   2516748
Registration Date   December 11, 2001
Owner   (REGISTRANT) Hakomi Institute NON-PROFIT CORPORATION COLORADO 1485 Sumac Avenue Boulder COLORADO 80304
Attorney of Record   David A. Weinstein
Type of Mark   SERVICE MARK
Register   PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text   SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR). SECTION 8(10-YR) 20210325.
Renewal   2ND RENEWAL 20210325
Live/Dead Indicator   LIVE

The translation apparently comes from the glossary in Frank Waters' 1963 Book of the Hopi.