head JofIMAB
Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2018, vol. 24, issue2
Subject Area: Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2018242.1988
Published online: 23 April 2018

Original article

J of IMAB. 2018 Apr-Jun;24(2):1988-1990
Tsvetelina Mihaylova1ORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Tsvetomir Dimitrov2ORCID logo, Desislava Todorova3ORCID logo,
1) Department of Medical Pedagogy, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria,
2) Department of Health Care, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria,
3) Department of Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria.

The stress contributes to almost all medical illnesses while the acute and chronic stress - related to work - is a primary cause of such life-threatening conditions as myocardial infarction, brain stroke, etc. The aim of the current study is an investigation of the methods for team building related to prevention and therapy in connection with acute or chronic stress. The accomplishment of the aim set is achieved by means of assessment of the applicability of laughter therapy, as a method for team building suitable in practice. It was found that the laughter therapy may help reduction of stress and tension, improvement of the quality of work, strengthening of the social relations and interrelations, etc. Increasingly more studies maintain the theory that the laughter may have therapeutic value and brings about physical benefits to the particular individual, as a member of the personnel. The laughter is a part of human behavior, and it helps people to clarify their intentions in the social interaction. The laughter is used as a signal for accepting the positive interactions with other people and is a precondition for friendly attitude in the working environment as well. Conclusions may be drawn that the laughter therapy is a suitable method for team building; the laughter therapy is appropriate for everyone as a means for the alleviation of stress, and it has a positive impact on the working process. In terms of business, a positive assessment of the methods for pulling together of members of the collective (team building) may be given by a way which has subsequent positive consequences on their work.

Keywords: working environment, stress, prevention, team building,

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Please cite this article as: Mihaylova Ts, Dimitrov Ts, Todorova D. The Team Building in Collectives as Preventive and Therapeutic Activity in Acute and Chronic Stress. J of IMAB. 2018 Apr-Jun;24(2):1988-1990. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2018242.1988

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Assist. Prof. Dr. Tsvetelina Mihaylova, Department of Medical Pedagogy, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University of Sofia; 8, Bialo more Str., 1527 Sofia, Bulgaria; E-mail: tsvetelina.s.mihaylova@gmail.com,

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Received: 11 December 2017
Published online: 23 April 2018

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