“Drum It OUT” workshop to cope with stress and grief related to the pandemic


The Great Lakes Bay Area Children’s Grief Center and the ProMedica Foundations Hospice Memorial Fund are hosting a workshop focused on stress and grief.

“Drum It OUT” is a workshop featuring Josh Robinson, for healthcare workers, first responders, and anyone who has felt the stress and heartbreak of COVID-19 in recent years. Participants will build drums with Robinson and learn to use percussion to express their feelings and release the tensions built up over time. The workshop is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. on April 22 at Eagle Ridge Church, 2808 Waldo Road in Midland.


Robinson runs bereavement camps across the country and has been the Children’s Grief Center’s featured presenter at Camp Grief Grit and Hope, its summer camp for bereaved children and families, for the past three years.

The objective of this workshop is to provide support to people struggling with the stress of the past two years and going through COVID-19. Bringing people together and providing peer support is a proven way to build resilience and build coping skills to grow through grief and trauma. Robinson uses a creative and fun approach to dealing with the inner expression of emotions.

There is no cost to participants; registration is still open. Participants must call to register for the workshop. For more information, contact Sue Gentle at ProMedica Hospice, 989-667-3440 or 1-800-275-4517.