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Anam Cara Presentations

Anam Cara in the Celtic Christian tradition means “soul friend.” Rabbits have been soul friends to many people through the years.  For the past 15 years, owner of Mrs. Cottontail and Friends, Christi Eley (AKA Mrs. Cottontail) has educated audiences throughout the Piedmont Triad about the healing attributes of her adorable, beautifully tailor-costumed rabbit friends. There are many experiences and stories to share!
Within this unique presentation, Christi will integrate what it means to have a soul friend and share her Anam Cara rabbits.  Recounting heartwarming stories, Christi will share the fascinating history behind this tradition.  Not only will you learn about the healing properties of the rabbits, but there will be time to reflect and meditate upon the soul friends in your life and to share these experiences with one another.
Everyone will have hands-on time with the rabbits. They will take us on a journey of exploring “thin places” in which the veil from this earthly world touches the spirit world and we connect to one another with unconditional love. This is a time to relax your body, calm your mind and awaken your soul!
Rabbits capture people at their happiest.  This is a wonderful opportunity to bring smiles, joy and a truly meaningful experience to your church, club, center or home!
“Your heart and my heart are very, very old friends.”  Hafiz

Who are Anam Cara Rabbit Presentations For:

  • Church Groups
  • Book Clubs

  • Retreat Centers

  • Conferences

  • Team Building

  • Senior Living Facilities

  • Family Members dealing with the Elderly/End of Life

  • Anyone wanting to learn more about an Anam Cara soul friend connections

"Hop to it and contact us to schedule your own Anam Cara Presentation."

What does an Anam Cara Presentation look like:

Becoming still, opening our hearts and receiving wisdom from the rabbits, we can learn to create sacred moments anytime and anywhere. Learning to be an Anam Cara (soul friend) is an amazing way to awaken this opportunity.

"Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own backyard, if you dig for them."

Russell H. Conwell.

Christi Eley (AKA Mrs. Cottontail)

Christi likes to describe her work with rabbits as “Anam Cara,” which is deeply rooted in Celtic Christianity and means “soul friend and teacher.” The rabbits have been soul friends and teachers to Christi since she was a young girl, helping her navigate through many different times in her life. They have surrounded her with unconditional love and a strong connection to her faith. The rabbits carried on this Anam Cara role with her own children and then ultimately with the work she has done with her  Mrs. Cottontail and Friends business. While working with children with special needs and behavioral issues, adults with life transitions and challenges, and the elderly with loneliness and during their final days, the rabbits have been a constant companion – Anam Cara – a soul friend to all who spend time with them.  As a result, Christi chooses to further expand her unique blend of personal and professional experiences and trainings to offer Anam Cara services to the community at large:

  • Anam Cara Apprenticeship

  • Professional experience in Grief Counseling at Hospice

  • Professional degree and experience as a Medical Assistant 

  • Professional Yoga/Meditation Training and Business servicing children through seniors

  • Mrs. Cottontail & Friends Business servicing children through seniors for the past 15 years

  • Personal experience from youth through adulthood with tragedy, death and dying

  • Life long student of Christian Contemplation and Spirituality


"According to Celtic Christian tradition, the soul shines all around the body like a luminous cloud. When you are very open - appreciative and trusting with another, your two souls flow together. This deeply felt bond means you have found an Anam Cara (soul friend). Your Anam Cara always beholds your light and beauty, and accepts you for who you truly are."

John O'Donohue

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