[PDF] The emotional barometer: instructions - elsa-support The emotional barometer: instructions Each child makes an emotional barometer from card, using the template on the next page (or another design if preferred). The barometer indicates the level of intensity of the feeling(s) that children are experiencing. It is a visual cue that keeps children aware of their changing emotions and allows them to Your Emotional Barometer - Release Stored Emotions Before A storm is generally anticipated when the barometer is falling rapidly; when the barometer is rising, fair weather may usually be expected. In this case, my client's emotional barometer was falling rapidly and her blood pressure was rapidly rising. Many years of unprocessed emotions finally took its toll on her.