To dream of being kidnapped represents issues in your life that trap, restrict, or distract you. A problem or negative thinking pattern may be diverting your concentration or attention away from more important issues or goals. Feeling forced to do something that you don't want to do. Feeling that everything in your life is going wrong. A moment of extreme stress or pressure.
Alternatively, kidnapping may reflect a situation that leaves you feeling victimized or that something's being done against your will. You may feel a loss of security. Making others do something against their will.
To dream of yourself being kidnapped represents feelings of being forced to do something you don't want to. Feeling that your happiness or sense of stability has been stolen from you.
Example: A mother dreamed of fearing that her child would be kidnapped. In waking life she feared that someone that had been mean to her child was going to permanently rob her child of inner happiness.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of being kidnapped. In waking life she felt jealous of her friend getting married. She felt that everything was going wrong in her life because she was losing her friend to someone else. The kidnapping may have reflected the how unpleasant and unusual it felt to feel stable life and friendship being taken from her.
Example 3: A man dreamed of being kidnapped, attacked, and bleeding. In waking life he felt a lot of stress from the sudden emergence of serious personal problems causing a major distraction in his life.
Example 4: A man dreamed of a seeing a kidnapper take a child, hold them hostage. and then see the child escape the kidnapper. In waking life the man began to realize that he was being abusive and controlling to women in his life. He was having issues controlling his anger and need to control people.
Example 5: A woman dreamed of seeing people being kidnapped, trying to help them, but then being kidnapped herself. In waking life she felt bad for people dealing with a problem, but then got stuck in the problem herself after she tried to help them.