The Authors

Gabriela and Reint Gaastra-Levin

Gabriela Levin (b. 1960) studied medicine, specialising in psychiatry and psychotherapy, at the University of Buenos Aires. In 1986, after graduating, she started her own practice as an anthroposophic doctor and psychotherapist in Argentina’s capital city. In 1990, at the age of thirty and after spending six months in India, she settled in the Netherlands. She studied Chinese medicine, Reiki and the Indian method of treatment called Ayurveda. She practices as an Ayurvedic physician and psychotherapist. She also lectures at various medical-training institutes.


Reint Gaastra (b. 1956) studied law at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. Upon completing his studies he joined Centraal Beheer Verzekeringen, an insurance company, in 1981. In 1988 he switched over to a publishing house, Kluwer Business Information, where in 1991 he was appointed editor in chief of ELAN, a magazine for executives. Since 1997 he has worked as an independent communication trainer and conference chairman in addition to his main activities as a journalist, columnist and part time and interim editor in chief of magazines.