January 2, 2016

(Re)search

Given my eclectic academic background and inquisitive nature, my research interests are broad and transdisciplinary. That said, I am particularly curious about giftedness, mental health, depth psychology, ecopsychology, spirituality, nature, and place, and where these topics overlap and intersect.

Publications

Windhorst, E. (in press). Uniting inner nature with outer nature: Gifted adult development and ecotherapy. Advanced Development.

Windhorst, E. (2017, January 10). Gifted men (and self-acceptance) [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://intergifted.com/gifted-men-self-acceptance/

Windhorst, E. (2016). Re-membering ecolological self: A personal narrative autoethnography. Ecopsychology, 8(4). ): 264-270. doi:10.1089/eco.2016.0014.  Download a pre-publication version here.

Windhorst, E., & Williams, A. (2016). Bleeding at the roots: Post-secondary students and nature affiliation. The Canadian Geographer, 60(2): 232-238. doi:10.1111/cag.12273

Windhorst, E., & Williams, A. (2015). Growing-up, naturally: The mental health legacy of early nature affiliation. Ecopsychology, 7(3): 115-125. doi:10.1089/eco.2015.0040.

Windhorst, E., & Williams, A. (2015). “It’s like a different world”: Natural places, post-secondary students, and mental health. Health & Place, 34, 241–250. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2015.06.002
 
Windhorst, E. (2014). Restoring the bay, healing the Mind [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://www.hamiltonharbour.ca/?page=blog&id=40

Windhorst, E. (2014, July 21). A natural approach to health care: Cootes to escarpment EcoPark will benefit our overall well-being. The Hamilton Spectator, p. A15.

Windhorst, E. (2010). On-site composting for commercial properties and businesses: Two onsite technologies for processing IC&I source-separated organics. Solid Waste & Recycling, 8-11.

Presentations

Windhorst, E. (2016, November). Re-membering ecological self: A personal narrative autoethnography. Paper presented to the Canadian Ecopsychology Network, Hamilton, ON.

Windhorst, E. (2016, October). Cultivating ecological self: Inspiring educators to integrate teaching into nature. Poster session presented at the 45th Annual North American Association for Environmental Education Conference, Madison, WI.

Windhorst, E. (2016, June). Exploring the ecological self: A phenomenological inquiry into gifted adults. Paper presented at the Environmental Studies Association of Canada Conference, Calgary, AB.

Windhorst, E. (2016, April). Post-secondary student mental health and nature affiliation. Paper presented at the 11th Annual Mapping New Knowledges Graduate Student Research Conference, St. Catharines, ON.

Windhorst, E. (2016, March). Therapeutic landscapes, mental health, and nature. Lecture, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON.

Windhorst, E(2016, February 3). Growing-up, naturally: The mental health legacy of early nature affiliation. Paper presented at the 4th annual MIREx, Hamilton, ON.

Windhorst, E., & Williams, A. (2015, July 5-10). A natural rhythm: On post-secondary students, stress, and nature affiliation. Poster session presented at 16th International Medical Geography Symposium, Vancouver, BC.

Windhorst, E., & Williams, A. (2015, June 3). Growing-up, naturally: The mental health legacy of early nature affiliation. Paper presented at the Environmental Studies Association of Canada Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Windhorst, E., & Williams, A. (2015, March 11). A natural rhythm: On post-secondary students, stress, and nature affiliation. Poster session presented at the 13th Annual Depression on College Campuses Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.

Windhorst, E. (2014, May 28). Confronting the crisis organically: Student mental health and nature affiliation. Paper presented at Canadian Association of Geographers Conference, St. Catharines, ON.

Windhorst, E., & Williams, A. (2014, May 27). Natural places and mental health. Poster session presented at the Environmental Studies Association of Canada Conference, St. Catharines, ON.

Windhorst, E. (2014, April 8). Confronting the crisis organically: Student mental health and nature affiliation. In L. Peake (Chair), Critical Reflections on Mental Health and Wellness in the Academy. Panel conducted at the Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Tampa, Fl.

Windhorst, E. (2012, May 4). What meanings do individuals with depression make of their experiences of nature? Poster session presented at the Society for Pastoral Counselling Research Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Windhorst, E. (2007, March). The effect of sulfate levels on selenate uptake and toxicity in wheat grown in soil. Presentation given to Redeemer University College Community, Ancaster, ON.

Renkema, H., L. Arthur, E. Windhorst, B. Hale and E. Berkelaar. (2007, January 23-24). Soils & plants project S3: The role of speciation in the accumulation of Tl, As, and Se. Poster session presented at the MITHE-SN Annual Research Symposium. Aylmer, QC.