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Anam Cara
Healing Visits

Discover the meaning of Anam Cara - Soul Friend

Anam Cara Visits


Anam Cara in the Celtic Christian tradition means “soul friend.” Rabbits have been soul friends to many people through the years. During stressful, challenging times, we could all benefit from a friend... someone that allows us to find calm in any situation and brings love and healing to our hearts. Join us in the Bunny Burrow surrounded by all things bunny or have the Traveling Burrow come to you and let the rabbits be your soul friend. Combining meditative practices and hands on therapeutic time with the rabbits, you will learn a new way of being and sprinkles of rabbit lessons will follow you home!​

The Anam Cara Healing Visits are for Adults and Seniors.

 Rabbits bring out the happiest moments in people.

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”
Winnie the Pooh


Relax the Body, Calm the Mind and Awaken the Soul!

  • Love and connect through cuddles and energy from the rabbits.

  • Learn from a rabbit's wise way of being to be still and listen.

  • Meditate and reflect on the soul friends in your life.

Benefits of Human-Animal Interaction:


For people that want to go deeper - beyond the fun that the rabbits bring, there is great physical, emotional and spiritual healing.


Just the simple act of petting an animal can release hormones that elevate our moods. 

Spending quality time with the rabbits can do even more!


  • Reduce Stress and Anxiety

  • Help to Eliminate Fears

  • Lower Blood Pressure

  • Reduce Pain and Discomfort

  • Promote Healing

  • Decrease Loneliness

  • Facilitate Communication and Social Skills

  • Get in Touch with Emotions

  • Inspire and Motivate

  • Provide Comfort


Who may need an Anam Cara Healing Visit:

  • Anyone going through a transition or challenging time, who needs to slow down and listen to their inner voice 

  • Mothers who need time to de-stress and explore the idea of an Anam Cara (soul friend) with their child/children. 

  • Seniors who need comfort, companionship and an Anam Cara (soul friend).

  • End-of-Life - The rabbits have been known in many cultures to be a bridge between two worlds.  Their Anam Cara soul friendship can assist during end of life both for the patient and the family.

  • Treat Your Soul Friend for a surprise visit for an Anam Cara experience.  This will be a wonderful way for you to experience the rabbits and create memories that will last a lifetime.

These are just a few ideas! Let us know how we can help you with an Anam Cara Healing Visit.

"The Anam Cara was a person to whom you could reveal the hidden intimacies of your life. This friendship was an act of recognition and belonging. When you had an Anam Cara, your friendship cut across all convention and category. You were joined in an ancient and eternal way with the friend of your soul."

 John O'Donohue

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"Your heart and my heart are very, very old friends."




To schedule an Anam Cara Healing Visit,
Please contact Christi Eley at 336-766-1444  or

We do visits in the Bunny Burrow or have a Traveling Burrow to your location.

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

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